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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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Jack Kornfield

Clinical psychologist, meditation instructor and author

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Stephan Bodian

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Conversations With God (2006)

God helps a struggling man discover the meaning of life.
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Gandhi (1982)

  A winner of eight Academy Awards, “Gandhi” is a story of “activism, politics, religious tolerance and freedom” with a nonviolent, peace-seeking man, who set a nation free.  
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Peaceful Warrior (2005)

Based on the book  Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives  by Dan Millman, this is the story of a successful college gymnast who is unhappy and turns to a wise stranger to change his outlook on life.
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The Matrix (1999)

Starring Keanu Reeves, this is the first of series of movies depicting a metaphor for a prison into which all individuals are born.
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The Secret (2006)

This “video seminar” presents authors, philosophers, doctors and other speakers to explain the law of attraction.
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What the Bleep Do We Know!? (2004)

Part documentary and part story with visual effects, this drama is about a photographer who begins to question her perceptions. She discovers the power of positive thinking and resolves deep human questions combined with achieving a new vision of reality based on quantum physics.
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