WARNING: Your Mindset is the Real Cause of Addiction

Drugs and alcohol are not the problem. The real problem is the mindset we’re operating out of and that’s what keeps creating substance abuse. Let’s say that again: Think of it this way: you go to a social event and someone asks you, “Would you like a drink?” and you say, “No, thank you.” And ...

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9 Benefits of Holistic Drug Rehab Centers

In the search for finding the best addiction treatment program to suit your particular needs, you may come across many facilities that describe their programs as holistic and in some cases also integrative. This article will help you understand what holistic drug rehab centers are and how they differ from conventional addiction treatment programs. To ...

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The Pressures of Being at the Top: An Executive’s Guide to Understanding their Triggers

Everyone wants to be the boss. Create your own schedule, dole out orders, not answer to anyone – sounds like the dream! But what many people don’t anticipate are the overwhelming amounts of stress that come from working at the executive level. Long hours and high expectations can make your job feel more like a ...

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Cocaine vs Adderall: What Every Parent Should Know

Cocaine vs Adderall is a topic that’s continually important to the realms of mental healthcare, drug abuse and parenting. While cocaine is a notoriously dangerous illegal substance, Adderall is a federally approved pharmaceutical drug for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Adderall has been used for treating ADHD for approximately 20 years, and Adderall’s main ingredient, ...

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Learn the Language of Connection

Congruent Compassionate Communication At The Exclusive, we address the skills of compassionate communication, also known as Non-Violent Communication. And we go way beyond these techniques into the heart of the matter – connection. We all crave connection like we crave clean water, fresh air and good food. We feel safe when we feel connected in ...

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The Real Truth About Accountability, Shame and Addiction Recovery

Accountability is something that we all desperately want, but we don’t know it. We especially want our loved ones to be accountable for their behavior. I’m reminded of what a participant shared with me during one of the group sessions. He said that after a night of drinking excessively his wife confronted him by saying, ...

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