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Somatic Experience and Addiction

Grateful to have been asked to speak at the McShin Foundation about Somatic Experience and Addiction. Within the image are a few takeaways from the presentation. These body symptom techniques help to “awaken” and restore one’s sense of safety. I hope to write more about Somatic Experience in the future.   If I could replace […]

Handling Your Child's Drug Addiction Problem

Handling Your Child’s Drug Addiction Problem

I Believe My Child Has an Alcohol or Drug Addiction Problem, Now What? -Mayah Taylor, MA Addiction can be a terrible disease and such a hard one to break away from. It can be even more challenging when it hits home. For parents, discovering or just simply suspecting that your child may be addicted to […]

Keeping a Sober Holiday Family Celebration

Keeping a Sober Holiday Family Celebration

-Mayah Taylor, MA We all know the holidays can be a festive time of the year. A time for giving, a time for creating memories, and a time to be with family. But sometimes being with family can also present its own set of challenges especially when you are in recovery from substance abuse. You […]

5 Myths about drug addiction that are completely wrong

5 Myths About Drug Addiction that are Completely Wrong

Substance Abuse: Unveiling the Myths About Drug Addiction By, Mayah Taylor, MA Myths about drug addiction remain an issue among Americans today. In case you didn’t know September is National Recovery Month. It is important that we spend the time to educate ourselves on substance use treatment and mental health services. People need to know […]

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The Freshman Binge Drinking Culture and How to Manage It

Freshman binge drinking has been a long-time college culture notion. Entering college life can be a high time for teens. Stepping up to a new stage in life can be both exciting and nerve-racking for these teens. There are many  factors that affect why students start to drink and some of these may be quite […]

The challenges of being a freshman

The Challenges of Being a Freshman

Peer pressure, stress, anxiety, and homesickness are some of the challenges that freshmen face in their new life in college. Stepping foot in a new school is definitely one for the books for many teens. Teenagers think that by being in college and away from home, they can be free to do whatever they want. […]

One mother speaks out about her son’s tragic addiction and suicide

Anne Moss will be speaking at our March Substance Abuse Support group on March 6, 2017. Sometimes finding YOUR tribe can take work. You have to “try on” a few groups to find the one that matches your needs and fits where you are on the journey to healing. Anne Moss has made it her […]

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Broken Reward Systems: Warning Signs That Your Child May Be at Risk for Addiction

Life Cycles Counseling (LCC) is dedicated to raising awareness of substance abuse disorders by eliminating shame and creating a counter culture in which sharing one’s struggles is not only acceptable but encouraged. One individual who embodies much of what we preach is Anne Moss. Her following, or “village” as she calls them, is an impressive […]

GIGABYTES & COUNSELING: using technology to improve treatment

Gigabytes and Counseling – Using Technology to Improve Treatment

The Family Education Program is a free program, which provides support to individuals and families struggling with substance abuse disorders. It is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, are recovering from addiction. Each week they meet on Thursday nights to discuss a variety of topics, with a different speaker each week. Last week, […]

5 Ways Families Can Help Their Loved One Struggling with Addiction

Are You Walking on Egg Shells When You See Your Loved One? The pain and suffering is not limited to the addict himself.  The family also shares the brunt of the pain. They also experience worry, fear, judgment, anger, and shame on a daily basis. Many times, the family absorbs the consequences of their loved […]