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Young Adults and Addiction: The Benefits of Inpatient Care

For many young people, drug use and experimentation is a rite of passage of sorts. However, experimenting with drugs and alcohol is far from harmless, and can often result in lifelong...

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Healing by Stepping into the Grief

Many of us are taught when we're young to avoid anything that might cause pain. When we lose someone close to us, that habit can kick in at an extreme. Psychotherapist Bob Livingstone says embracing the grief teaches us how to recover and learn from pain, which no one can avoid forever. And after having lost his mother, he can speak from experience. He shares his wisdom with the readers at sheknows.com.

Do you avoid examining your pain?

Posted: 3/5/08