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The 5 Most Surprising Celebrity News Stories Of 2013

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Sometimes when you hear a celebrity’s name in the news you just know what is going to follow. You may also have been one of the millions that knew of the addiction or hidden secret of the celebrity that suddenly […]

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Is Celebrity Behavior Above The Law?

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It is no surprise that celebrity behaviors, even those that are illegal, often fly well below the radar until there is a huge public issue that simply cannot be ignored. These types of incidents, often aptly described as train wrecks, […]

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Creativity And Mental Health: What Is The Connection?

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Have you ever stopped to consider the number of celebrities, stars, entertainers, artists and writers that have reported mental health issues? And, in thinking on the topic, have you ever stopped to consider how this trend seems to be anything […]

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What Drives Celebrities To Be Reality Stars?

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Reality television shows have had a profound influence on our culture, and not always in a good way. In fact, there are very few examples of people that have been considered “stars” on reality shows that have gone on to […]

Fame, Mania And Depression: The Hidden Link

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Famous people in sports, entertainment, music and even through reality shows on television tend to have several traits in common. In a very recent study published in 2013, researchers may have found a hidden connection between the desire or drive […]

Celebrity Addiction: Is Celebrity Worship An Actual Addiction?

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Everyone is aware of the problems that many celebrities have with addiction, but what about the average person that becomes obsessed or addicted to a famous individual? Is this a true addiction or is it a simply a way for […]

Child Stars And Drug Addiction: The Tragic Reality

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Drug addiction is often considered a problem found in low socio-economic sectors of society, but in reality anyone, at any age in life, is at risk for addiction. Some of the most wealthy and affluent people, because of their lifestyle […]

Can Lindsay Lohan Stay Clean With a Sober Coach?

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According to People Magazine, “Since leaving rehab July 30th, Lindsay Lohan has taped appearances on Oprah’s Next Chapter and Chelsea Lately, and seems to be doing well – reportedly with help from a sober coach.” Headlines featuring Lindsay’s name along […]

What Went Wrong? The Tragic Death Of Cory Monteith

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It seems all too often that adoring fans of a particular star are shocked, surprised and devastated by the news of a celebrity death due to an overdose or addiction. This is often the case when the addiction has been […]

Is Your Diet Making You Depressed?

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It is important to realize that depression cannot be treated, controlled or cured by eating specific foods, but there are foods that can help as part of your treatment. In fact, research has shown that most people with depression do […]

Anna Nicole Smith: The Price of Fame

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By Sherry Gaba and Whitney Ashton  Mary Harron’s “The Anna Nicole Story” biopic premiered on Sunday to record ratings and mixed reviews on the Lifetime Movie Network. Known for wanting to be “the next Marilyn Monroe,” the former Guess girl […]

Michael Madsen’s Treatment Order: Can It Work?

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While you may not recognize Michael Madsen’s name, you would certainly recognize his face. He has stared in a number of major movies and TV shows and series over the years including the very graphic Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill and […]

When Relationships Turn Deadly

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1 and is the author of The Law of Sobriety which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. You can download free E books […]

Bad Habit Or Destructive Compulsive Behavior: Is There A Difference?

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured  Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to  recover from any addiction. Please download your free E books […]

Does Celebrity Rehab Have Anything to do with Mindy McCready’s Death? Not. Addiction and Mental Illness Does!

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your free E books […]

Visualizing Success In Everyday Life

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Sherry Gaba, LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life and Recovery Coach, is featured on Celebrity Rehab on VH1.  Sherry is the author of The Law of Sobriety http://www.sherrygaba.com/book/the-law-of-sobriety  which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction and provides the tools […]

Love Addiction Or An Excuse For Bad Behavior?

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                    For many people the concept of a love addiction seems more like a “made up diagnosis” to attempt to make excuses for bad choices and bad behavior. After all there […]

What Is Right For You Matters

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People in recovery from an addiction are at a very vulnerable point in their life. Often they have difficulty in determining what they want and need to have in their life because they have lived so long without things that […]

September is national recovery month!

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My new online recovery group will help you transform Love Addiction to Love Attraction. Stop Attracting Damaged Relationships – Get the Love You Truly Deserve! Learn the Five Keys to Lasting Relationships AND  have the Tools to Attract Committed, Healthy, […]

Can You Accept The Sober You?

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There are a myriad of reasons why a person in recovery is not able to be successful in their change from an addict to a sober person. Some of these are obvious and are covered very effectively in addiction recovery […]

Your Role In Self-Healing With Addictions

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As a coach, psychotherapists and addiction and recovery specialist I have worked with thousands of people that have addictions. Some are successful in working through their recovery to find a sober, happy and fulfilling life. Some are not and return […]

Handling Temptation When You Can’t Avoid The Cause

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The addictions that are hardest to deal with are those that we can’t avoid on a daily basis. These are what some people consider the soft addictions, things like texting, internet use and shopping. But, in the strictest terms, these […]

Teen Behavior And Adult Addictions

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Research into the role of teen behavior in developing addictions in adulthood is now presenting a clear picture of a link between the two. Many adults that have problems with alcohol and drug addictions report that their first substance abuse […]

The Role Of Comfort Food In Food Addictions

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your  free E books at  www.sherrygaba.com  […]

Are You An Excessive Worrier?

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your  free E books at  […]

The Power Of Forgiveness In Healing

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of  The Law of Sobriety which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your Free EBooks from Sherry™s Enrich Your […]

The Law of Attraction And The Placebo Effect

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of  The Law of Sobriety which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your Free EBooks from Sherry™s Enrich Your […]

The Importance Of The People Around You

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of  The Law of Sobriety which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your Free EBooks from Sherry™s Enrich Your […]

Visualizing Success in Everyday Life

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your Free EBooks from Sherry™s […]

Celebrity Rehab Behind The Scenes : Sherry Gaba and Michael Lohan

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New Clip on VH1: Sherry & Michael discuss childhood memories, betrayal, trust, co-dependency & “Red Flags”   Sherry Gaba Talks With Michael Lohan on VH1

Is Traditional Recovery Not Your Cup Of Tea?

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Manifest […]

The Power Of Positive Affirmations

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Manifest […]

Amy Winehouse Laid To Rest

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Sherry Gaba, LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life and Recovery Coach on Celebrity Rehab on VH1 and author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Eliminate Limiting Beliefs”, from […]

Michael Lohan On CBS A Moment Of Change With Sherry Gaba

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Manifest […]

Celebrity Rehab 5: Amy Fisher

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Manifest […]

In Memory Of Betty Ford

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Manifest […]

Who Needs Forgiveness?

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Manifest […]

What’s the Worst Thing That Could Happen?

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Manifest […]

Daniel Radcliffe Admits Alcohol Dependence

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Manifest […]

How Do You Know You’re Addicted?

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Manifest […]

Lindsay Lohan: House Arrest Violation

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Manifest […]

Psychic Housecleaning

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Manifest […]

Learning to Live in Compassion

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Manifest […]

Free Thinking

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Manifest […]

Celebrity Rehab Season 5 Premieres June 26

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Manifest […]

Celebrity Rehab: Where Are They Now?

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Manifest […]

Celebrity Rehab: Where Are They Now?

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Manifest […]

Is Food Your Friend Or Foe?

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Manifest […]

Whitney Houston Seeks Further Recovery Support

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Manifest […]

Where Does It Hurt?

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Manifest […]

Celebrity Rehab Rewind: Nobody’s Perfect

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Manifest […]

Post-Traumatic Stress On Celebrity Rehab

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Eliminate […]

Traditional Recovery Alternatives

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Eliminate […]

We Invite You to Our #RecoveryChat

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Each year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) uses September to celebrate National Recovery Month (Recovery Month). Although it is officially observed in September, Recovery Month recognizes and lauds the […]

Celebrity Rehab Rewind

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the Author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Eliminate […]

Rewind To A Past Episode of Celebrity Rehab

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life and Recovery Coach on Celebrity Rehab on VH1 and Author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the Law of Attraction to recover from any addiction or affliction. Sherry continues to empower individuals to cope […]

Martin Sheen To Deliver “Bill W And Dr. Bob” Monologue

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life and Recovery Coach on Celebrity Rehab on VH1 and Author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Eliminate Limiting Beliefs”, from […]

Actor Jeff Conaway In Coma

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life and Recovery Coach on Celebrity Rehab on VH1 and Author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Eliminate Limiting Beliefs”, from […]

Possible Love Addiction Woes For Arnold Schwarzenegger?

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life and Recovery Coach on Celebrity Rehab on VH1 and Author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Eliminate Limiting Beliefs”, from […]

Nikki Sixx Spreads Message Of Overcoming Addiction

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Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life and Recovery Coach on Celebrity Rehab on VH1.  Author of “The Law of Sobriety” , which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Eliminate Limiting Beliefs”, from […]

Legal Woes Continue For Lindsay Lohan

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By: Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life and Recovery Coach on Celebrity Rehab on VH1 and author of “The Law of Sobriety” which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your copy of “Eliminate Limiting Beliefs”, […]

Are Your Habits Hurting You?

posted by sherrygaba

The headlines and millions of households deal with “hard addictions” on a daily basis. We talk about illegal drugs, prescription drug abuse, designer drugs and alcohol. Hard addictions can include sex, gambling and food. What about those habits that aren’t […]

Celebration Of Passover

posted by sherrygaba

As I get ready to celebrate Passover with my family this evening, I am reminded of the sacred number four and the symbolism it represents in many spiritual practices.  The number four symbolizes wholeness and completeness in Native American thought, […]

The Spirit Of Giving Back

posted by sherrygaba

The Spirit Of Giving Back This entire week marked a celebration to those that volunteer. While reflecting on the issues and charities that I support, I wanted to take a moment to ask you if you have considered volunteering for […]

Dr. Drew’s New Show Puts The Spotlight On Human Behavior

posted by sherrygaba

Does Media Attention Help Addiction Stigma? Dr. Drew’s new show premiered last night to an eager audience. Demonstrating a no-holds- barred attitude in regards to addiction, Dr. Drew once again went above and beyond. Dr. Drew brings other experts to […]

Big Macs Or Binge Drinking – Which Causes More Harm?

posted by sherrygaba

Food addiction is just as dangerous as drug and alcohol addiction. A quick glance at the headlines show that food addiction is the buzzword for the moment. When you think of addiction, does the thought that food could be abused […]

Leading Man Russell Brand From The New Movie Hop Shows Joys Of Recovery

posted by sherrygaba

Don’t worry EB is safe and sound getting prepared for the Holiday. With the release of HOP and the remake of Arthur, Russell Brand has been busy doing promo work for these films. He is the star of both pictures. […]

The Parent Trap: What Does It Mean to Be an Adult Child, Anyway?

posted by sherrygaba

“Yesterday I called my Internet provider with a billing question and got a vivacious female robot who told me how glad she was to help me. Could we begin with my touch-toning my phone number? I hit O for operator, […]

What do Bath Salts and Addiction Have in Common?

posted by sherrygaba

The term “bath salts” no longer refers to a nice long soak after a long day. The term refers to a designer drug, which is legal that is creeping onto the radar of substances that are being used abused and […]

Addiction to Huffing Making Headlines

posted by sherrygaba

A news report recently spoke of an increase in the number of adolescents huffing. Huffing is not a new addiction but it hasn’t been in the spotlight as often as other addictions, such as prescription drugs and alcohol. Huffing refers […]

Celebrity Rehab: When Addicts Push Each Other Away

posted by sherrygaba

As I complete my filming on  Celebrity Rehab 5 on VHI, I notice the cast come together in touching ways, and yet at times tear each other apart with surprising ferocity. They seem to push each other away at the […]

A Week for Gambling Addiction Awareness

posted by sherrygaba

An entire week is devoted to the awareness of gambling addiction. Becoming aware of the gravity of addiction to gambling can help bring awareness to a disease that affects a high percentage of people causing dire consequences. Some of the […]

Nobody said Life Would be Easy

posted by sherrygaba

  It’s a funny thing we do to ourselves when we become convinced that, by and large, our lives should flow rather seamlessly. We should be happy the majority of the time and things should generally work out well for […]

Warning Signs of Addiction

posted by sherrygaba

Do you think that a loved one may have an addiction? Does your own behavior make you question if you have a problem? Addictions are not limited to only drugs and alcohol, it is possible to have an addiction to […]

Are you Addicted to your Phone?

posted by sherrygaba

 One in five men and women are addicted to their smart phones. Smart phones have changed the way we communicate and our access to information. It is possible to do almost everything via a smart phone. You can access your […]

Have you Hit Bottom?

posted by sherrygaba

Everyone that has ever dealt with an addiction will eventually hit a “bottom”. When an addict hits bottom they experience the lowest of the low, arriving at a place they never imagined possible. The actual “bottom” for every addict is […]

How to Release the Negative Energy of Resentment

posted by sherrygaba

Revenge, negativity, hatred, scorn are just a few of the emotions that an individual can be carrying around with them without even being aware of the impact they have on their day to day lives. Every person on the planet […]

Eminem Gives Recovery Major Props On the Grammy’s

posted by sherrygaba

 Celebrities tend to spend a large amount of time dealing with press, both positive and negative. The general population loves to see what their favorite celeb’s are wearing and what antics they are up to. The Grammy’s last night was […]

There are Many Roads to Getting Sober

posted by sherrygaba

 As a recovering addict have you found that traditional methods regarding recovery not suiting to your individual needs? This is not to say that traditional 12-Step methods are not worthwhile, for that is not the case. You may be the […]

How to Attract Powerful and Purposeful Energy with Crystals to Eliminate your Addictions

posted by sherrygaba

It is well known that crystals can bring powerful energy for healing and transformation to your life.  I have been wearing crystals for many years and what I find is the universe directs me to the stone or crystal I […]

The Law of Sobriety Teaches you How to Face your Fears

posted by sherrygaba

 What is fear? How has fear affected your life? Have you attracted negative energy into your life because of your fears? Are your fears holding you back? Fear is an extremely important element in your individual success. Our fears mold […]

Celebrity Rehab Exhibits Why Surrender and Fellowship Work in Recovery

posted by sherrygaba

Did you catch the Celebrity Rehab reunion show last week? I know everyone (including me) has been curious to see how well the cast has been doing in their efforts to stay sober. It seemed for the most part they […]

Celebrity Rehab Illustrates The Family Needs To Surrender, Not Just the Addict

posted by sherrygaba

“Where did I go wrong?” “Why didn’t I notice?” “What could I have done?” “It’s my fault!” These are all exclamations that are uttered by family members and loved ones of addicts. The feeling of guilt and anger are completely […]

The Law of Sobriety and Mapping out a Life that you Love

posted by sherrygaba

 I want to go back to a point Dr. Drew made a few weeks ago on Celebrity Rehab when he was talking to Frankie Lons about how to control her anger and live a more responsible life in sobriety. The […]

A Portrait Of Addiction – Charlie Sheen

posted by sherrygaba

 This gentleman just can’t seem to get a break from the press, but the question remains, should he? Charlie Sheen has been in the press for decades with his drug and alcohol use. His fondness for women who are in […]

Law of Sobriety Teleseminar Now $10 a Session

posted by sherrygaba

Learn how to eleminate once and for all any addiction you may be struggling with: Food, Shopping Drugs, Alcohol, Gambling, Sex and Love Addiction, Shopping, or Co-dependency. Join Sherry Gaba, Psychotherapist and Life and Recovery Coaching and Author of “The […]

Celebrity Rehab Facilitates an Intervention on Jason Davis

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Last week on Celebrity Rehab, you saw me and Dr. Drew and everyone else who has been working with Jason Davis very passionately try to convince him to transfer to an in-patient facility. He refused. In his one-on-one session with […]

Celebrity Rehab: Is Jeremy London Taking Responsibility?

posted by sherrygaba

I’m worried about Jeremy London. In the group sessions and the one-on-one meetings he’s had with Dr. Drew so far on Celebrity Rehab, he seems to be totally focused on his ex wife: “She drove me to drugs, she ruined […]

Join me 11 am PT on Lets Get Real Radio

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 Join me 11 am PT on Lets Get Real Radio. http://www.letsgetrealradio.ca/kino-macgregor/

Join me on Martha Stewart Radio

posted by sherrygaba

Join me Wed morning Jan. 5 at 6:30 ET and 9:30 PT on http://www.sirius.com/marthastewartlivingradio to discuss your New Year’s Resolutions.

A Recoverying Addict’s Position on Celebrity Rehab’s Gary Busey and Daniel Baldwin’s Recovery?

posted by sherrygaba

A Recovery Coaching client of mine shared with me a definite opinion about Daniel Baldwin and Gary Busey from Celebrity Rehab “over – intellectualizing” their disease of addiction. She asked that I share this.  What do you think? Celebrity Rehab […]

How Celebrity Rehab Became a Learning Opportunity for a Recovering Addict’s Family

posted by sherrygaba

When I received this email from a recovering addict that I do recovery coaching with, I was in such gratitude.  I was so happy to here that the show not only has helped her in recovery, but it has helped […]

Celebrity Rehab: Interview on Better TV Hot Topics

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Celebrity Rehab: Reality and TV

posted by sherrygaba

 If you’ve been watching Celebrity Rehab 4, you’ve seen the clients go bowling, go to the beach, hang out by the swimming pool and enjoy a barbecue. Is that what rehab is really like?           The answer is no–not even […]

My Thoughts About Jason Davis of Celebrity Rehab 4

posted by sherrygaba

http://thelawofsobriety.com/how-to-attract-positive-energy/ Brand New Audio Program on How to Attract Positive Energy and Eliminate All Addictions Celebrity Rehab 4 started airing last week, and one of the main dynamics in those first two hours was the tension between Janice Dickinson and […]

What Bridge Over Troubled Waters, the Golden Gate Bridge, and a Meltdown have in Common

posted by sherrygaba

My higher power once again showed up this weekend in the most miraculous way.  I was having a bit of a meltdown thinking of all the things that I need to take care of in the next week.  I felt […]

Seeking a Job in Recovery

posted by sherrygaba

I have wanted to post a blog about this subject for a long time and finally the blog came to me this morning.  I could not write anything nearly as concise as this wonderful article by Anonymous One so I […]

The Lost Art of Self-Care

posted by sherrygaba

Sometimes us psychotherapists and healers are so busy helping others learn how to give themselves the self care they need, we forget to give it to ourselves.  There are different names for it, but I think “caregiver burnout” describes it […]

What does Actor Eric Roberts Have to Say About his Former Addiction to Pot

posted by sherrygaba

One of the clients I had the privilege to work with on season 4 of Celebrity Rehab is actor Eric Roberts. Eric has been acting since he was 5, and has a reputation for taking on edgy roles and playing […]

Eva Longoria and Walking Through her Pain

posted by sherrygaba

With the tabloids and news announcing the filing of divorce by Eva Longoria from her husband Tony Parker, I couldn’t help but think of the deep pain she must be going thru.  After finding out that he has been allegedly […]

What’s Your Body Telling You?

posted by sherrygaba

Join me on 2 Moms and a Mic  KKZZ 1400 AM as we discuss Steve Sisgold’s new book, “What is Your Body Telling You.”  Listen live at http://www.1400kkzz.com/onair_page.php?id=24 Your conscious mind may not tell you what you need to know. […]

Fame and Fortune Doesn’t Gaurantee Anything When You are an Addict or Alcoholic?

posted by sherrygaba

I spent my summer filming Celebrity Rehab 4 with Dr. Drew Pinsky and a host of professionals I respect very much–plus a cast of very courageous people who were willing to expose to the world the pain of their addiction […]

Your True Values

posted by sherrygaba

        One of the things you should be noticing about your sobriety is that your values are changing. Things that used to be important to you–maybe having time to get high, a knack for making up convincing excuses, or buddies […]

Trusting Your Intuition

posted by sherrygaba

I just stumbled upon Judith Orloff’s blog and her book Second Sight.  I am so excited about her message and in fact going to attend her workshop in Westlake Village this Saturday hosted by the Center for Spiritual Living.  This […]

There are no Accidents When it Comes to the Laws of the Universe

posted by sherrygaba

As some of you may already know if you read my blog or facebook, I have going thru a bit of a crises in my life.  Someone I love has relapsed and I am learning that my supporting someone who […]

In The Stillness Answers Will Come If You Are Patient

posted by sherrygaba

 Many of the exercises in my book The Law of Sobriety, begin with sitting quietly for a few minutes and just being still and breathing. Why is this so important? Because you have to step out of your everyday life, […]

How a Loved One in Recovery Has Taught me Forgiveness

posted by sherrygaba

As I walk this road of recovery with my loved one, I need to remind myself constantly to remember two very important words, “forgiveness” and”compassion”.  I discussed compassion yesterday and today compassion. Forgiveness is a key component of my book, […]

When Someone You Love Relapses

posted by sherrygaba

If you read the first paragraph of my blog yesterday I shared that someone I love has relapsed.  When someone close to you relapses you go thru many of the stages of loss similar to the stages of grief when […]

When One Door Closes, Another One Opens: Quantum Healing, Consciousness and Soul

posted by sherrygaba

This week was challenging for me to say the least.  Someone I love dearly entered rehab and my mom had a stroke and lost eye sight in one of her eyes.  These were the biggies.  The less challenging issues were […]

Radio Interview with Warren and Cathy from Let’s Get Real Radio

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http://www.letsgetrealradio.ca/sherry-gaba/

Life, Love, and Relationships Interview with Life Coach Anne Pustil

posted by sherrygaba

Listen to a recorded interview of my teleseminar about “Creating Fulfillment For a Whole Life” and Receive Free Bonus Gifts. http://www.lifeloverelationships.com/holistic/gaba/    

How a Vacation Taught me The Lost Art of Self-Care

posted by sherrygaba

Most of us believe, in theory, that we should make efforts to take better care of ourselves, through better eating, more exercise, or working our recovery programs. But we can fall into the trap of forgetting to engage or these […]

Looking for a Little Perspective

posted by sherrygaba

A former professor of mine used to say, “What you see depends on where you look”. She was speaking, of course, about the significance of perspective. I suppose it was her adaptation of the philosopher Epictetus’ statement that “Men are […]

Why We Fail

posted by sherrygaba

Manifesting Tip a Day. According to Shiv Khera, author of You Can Win, failures most often occur for one of the following seven reasons: Lack of persistence. More people fail not because they lack knowledge or talent, but just because […]

Living in Discontent: Masochism or the True Key to Happiness?

posted by sherrygaba

Life is difficult. This is not a news flash, and yet we are confronted with a daily barrage of how wonderful your life “should” be. If only you follow these five easy steps, they promise, you will find contentment and […]

Is It Really Better to Give than Receive?

posted by sherrygaba

 With 401Ks dwindling and many of us struggling to make ends meet, the thought of giving seems very counterintuitive. The instinct is to cling to what meager portion we may have and make it stretch as far as possible.   […]

Interview on E!News Discussing Lindsay Lohan’s Treatment at Betty Ford

posted by sherrygaba

My E ! News Report of Lindsay Lohan’s stay at Betty Ford for her treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s120JY3Kvcs 

Making Peace with Our Bodies: Fact or Science Fiction?

posted by sherrygaba

It’s no secret that our society has a little, shall we say, hang-up on body image. While women are the primary targets, let’s not forget our testosterone-laden brethren, who are not exempt from “good-natured” ribbing from pals, or offhand comments […]

The Negativity Addiction

posted by sherrygaba

Negative thinking is addictive. Once you start to believe the negative things you tell yourself, it’s as if you’re caught up in a powerful whirlpool and you can’t break free. “I won’t get a better job.” “I can’t make new […]

The Company You Keep

posted by sherrygaba

        Since my book came out, I have had all sorts of revelations.  I have learned that there are those who truly support my endeavors and unfortunately, those who appear to make it a point  to tarnish my characcter perhaps due to their […]

Create Postive Energy by Getting Rid of the Clutter

posted by sherrygaba

A friend of mine recently moved to a new apartment. I don’t know if you’re like me, but the very thought of moving makes me start shaking. It’s the idea of packing up all my stuff that gives me so […]

When Resentment Turns to Anger

posted by sherrygaba

As addicts and alcoholics, you all understand you have no room for un-resolved anger in your recovery program. On the other side of anger is resentment or a feeling that some injustice has been done to you. Something or someone […]

Finding Your Purpose in Recovery

posted by sherrygaba

2 Moms and a Mic Listen or stream 2 Moms and a Mic at 8AM 1400 KKZZ today as I talk about Finding Your Purpose with Intention from my book “The Law of Sobriety: Attracting Positive Energy for a Powerful […]

How a Book Signing Taught Me All About Humility

posted by sherrygaba

I am learning many lessons as I go through the process of promoting my book.  One of the biggest lessons has been “humility.”  This quote from the book “The Kabbalah of Envy” is a great definition of what humility means […]

An Interview about The Law of Sobriety: Attracting Positive Energy for a Powerful Recovery

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http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5797400/the_law_of_sobriety_an_interview_with.html?cat=70

CNN Prime News: Lindsay Lohan’s Court Case

posted by sherrygaba

Check out my interview today at 3 pm PT on CNN Prime News as I discuss Lindsay Lohan’s court case. http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/prime.news/ ‘Prime News’      

What do Celebrities Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan Have in Common

posted by sherrygaba

Lindsay Lohan will be back in court Friday for testing positive for cocaine and could face 30 days in jail. This is just after being released from a UCLA drug treatment center where the doctors determined she was not a […]

Does Lindsay Lohan’s Mother Have Boundaries: Interview on Healthy Boundaries with your Children

posted by sherrygaba

2 Moms and a Mic Listen or stream 2 Moms and a Mic at 8AM 1400 KKZZ today as I talk about having healthy boundaries with your children at 8 am PT.

The Lessons of Getting Out of Your Own Way

posted by sherrygaba

After a long year of writing my book, I now am dealing with the business side of things. The creative part is being replaced by lots and lots of marketing decisions I need to make in order to get my […]

The Day of Atonement

posted by sherrygaba

  The Day of Atonement   The end of this week is Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. Sometimes it’s mistakenly thought of as the day we reflect on our mistakes and ask for forgiveness. But that’s not what […]

Celebrity Interview on San Diego Living: The 7 Steps of The Law of Sobriety

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http://xetv.media.origin.entriq.net/xetv/video//090000201009131480_000045p0000640p3.wmv

How to Help your Wife with Alcohol Abuse

posted by sherrygaba

 http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5755834/how_to_cope_with_your_wifes_alcohol.html?cat=70

Interview on the Sheila Show about The Law of Sobriety Book

posted by sherrygaba

http://attendthisevent.com/?eventid=14838483   “Inspiration For Your Life with Sheila Gale” Radio Assisting People in Living Extraordinary Lives!

Learning to Face My Fear of Speaking

posted by sherrygaba

I think I have probably told every person in my sphere about my speaking this Friday at my first book signing.  I laugh because the book is all about positive energy and I am going around putting out fearful energy.  […]

Recovery from Eating Disorders and The Law of Sobriety

posted by sherrygaba

2 Moms and a Mic ? Get Ready as I join 2 MOMS AND A MIC September 8, 2010 at 1400 KKZZ.com to discuss recovery from Eating Disorders with my new  book, “The Law of Sobriety: Attracting Positive Energy for a Powerful Recovery” Book Signing Presented […]

The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah: A Time of Renewal and Hope

posted by sherrygaba

This week is the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. A new year is always a time of renewal and hope, and Rosh Hashanah certainly is that. In its customs and traditions, too, there’s a lot about this holiday that resonates […]

Did Michael Douglas have a problem with alcohol?

posted by sherrygaba

       It was a quite a shock for audiences to hear that the actor, Michael Douglas, has Stage IV throat cancer. What was even more alarming was to learn that it most likely was caused by drinking alcohol and smoking. […]

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About The Law of Sobriety

posted by sherrygaba

2 Moms and a Mic ? Get Ready as I join 2 MOMS AND A MIC September 1, 2010 at 1400 KKZZ.com 8 AM Pacific Time to discuss everything you always wanted to know about my new book, “The Law of Sobriety: Attracting Positive […]

The Ego-Less Self: Achieving Peace and Tranquility Beyond All Understanding

posted by sherrygaba

Science improves and saves lives, but the spiritual domain is where healing and happiness reside. In the book, “The Ego-Less Self: Achieving Peace and Tranquility Beyond All Understanding, the author, Cardwell C. Nuckols, Ph.D. presents the truth to you from […]

Learning to Let Go of Resistance and Attachments

posted by sherrygaba

This morning I had to re-read the chapter in my book “Learning to Let Go of Resistance and Attachments.”  My book, “The Law of Sobriety: Attracting Positive Energy for a Powerful Recovery” comes out this Wednesday, September 1, 2010.  I […]

Turning Your Childhood Trauma into Adult Hope and Healing Your Pain

posted by sherrygaba

The trauma and grief of growing in a an alcoholic or addicted family create a lifetime of baggage.  If you grew up in an addicted family, the dysfunction that permeated every  aspect of your childhood may have seemed “normal,” and […]

Radio Interview with 2 Moms and a Mic

posted by sherrygaba

2 Moms and a Mic ? Get Ready as I join 2 MOMS AND A MIC August 25, 2010 at 1400 KKZZ.com 8 AM Pacific Time to discuss everything you always wanted to know about addiction and rehab.

Learning How to be Happy

posted by sherrygaba

  “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.” Everyone knows that little serenity prayer, and many 12-step meetings close with […]

How I Found Simplicity and Letting Go of Resistance in Camping

posted by sherrygaba

This weekend turned out to be one of those life lessons that when we let go of resisting something, anything and everything is possible.  My husband has wanted to go camping for the longest time with our family and I […]

Surviving as a Single Parent

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http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5675876/surviving_as_a_single_parent.html?cat=25

Radio Interview on Celebrity Worship

posted by sherrygaba

2 Moms and a Mic ? Get Ready as I join 2 MOMS AND A MIC August 18, 2010 at 1400 KKZZ.com to discuss your children’s addiction to celebrities.

Alcohol and Depression: Which Came First the Chicken or the Egg?

posted by sherrygaba

Depression and alcoholism often go together, but which causes which is a chicken-and-egg kind of question. As I know all too well from personal experience that a couple of drinks can break down your inhibitions and give you feelings of […]

How Celebrity Author and Spiritual Guru Deepak Chopra Taught me Humility

posted by sherrygaba

Friday I was screaming of joy when I learned from my editor that Deepak Chopra had endorsed my book. Although, it will not be on the book cover because the book has been printed already, it will appear in other […]

How do you Feel about Single Parenting by Choice?

posted by sherrygaba

As a single mother of a twenty-six year old woman since she was one years old, I was outraged by Jennifer Aniston’s remark that men are optional in child rising.  Although this is a blog on addictions, I felt I […]

Radio Interview on Love Addiction and Adolescents

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2 Moms and a Mic ?2 Moms and a Mic Get Ready as I join 2 MOMS AND A MIC August 11, 2010 tune in 1400 KKZZ.com to discuss Love Addiction and Adolescents

Embracing Simplicity

posted by sherrygaba

   We live in a time of great worry. Our minds, hearts and stomachs have trouble settling, slowing down and finding peace. From one perspective, we have good cause for concern. The economy’s unpredictability stirs anxiety about our ability to […]

In the Flow

posted by sherrygaba

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a professor and former chairman of the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago, has been working with a concept he calls “flow.” The process of flow occurs when your consciousness matches your goals, allowing psychic energy […]

Acceptance and Compassion: Cornerstones to Working Through Life Transitions

posted by sherrygaba

 Periods of change and transition can be stressful for most people. But for those grappling with an addiction, how you deal with change takes on even greater importance, since your addiction typically functions as your (maladaptive) coping mechanism in times […]

A Case of Missing Identity

posted by sherrygaba

A few decades ago, scads of people searched in earnest to “find themselves”. The general public dismissed this as a lot of hippy hooey. How does it happen that “you” have wandered away such that travelling to relocate yourself is […]

Celebrity Addiction Radio Interview on 2 Moms and a Mic

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2 Moms and a Mic ?2 Moms and a Mic Get Ready as I join 2 MOMS AND A MIC August 4, 2010 tune in 1400 KKZZ.com .

Compulsive Shopping: The Closeted Addiction

posted by sherrygaba

You’ve heard the term before. “Shopaholic.”&nbsp; The reference is usually to someone always on the hunt for a new item, a bargain, or the quest to have the latest and the best.&nbsp; But <em>oniomania</em>–the clinical term for this behavior–is no […]

When You Are Afraid What’s the Worst Thing That Could Happen?

posted by sherrygaba

I have a client who’s a shy but talented girl. She loves music, and decided to join the band in her high school. She learned how to play the xylophone, and really enjoys herself when she plays at band practice. […]

Your Higher Power

posted by sherrygaba

One of the things that sometimes puts people off about 12-step programs is the idea of accepting a higher power into your life. What if you don’t believe in any particular religion? Why is it necessary to believe in something […]

Celebrity Addiction: What are the Differences?

posted by sherrygaba

I finally have had a moment to breathe after a week and a half working on Celebrity Rehab 4 to blog.  I always find each year on Celebrity Rehab uniquely different.  This year what has struck me most is realizing […]

Radio Interview with 2 Moms and a Mic

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2 Moms and a Mic ?2 Moms and a Mic Get Ready as I join 2 MOMS AND A MIC JULY 28 tune in 1400 KKZZ . COM at 8am Pacific Time discussing Celebrity Rehab and my new book “The Law of Sobriety.” 

Are You Obsessed With Eating Only Healthy Foods?

posted by sherrygaba

  Is it possible to be addicted to healthy food?  According to one Physician, the answer is “Yes.” I spoke about this subject on KTLA Channel 5 News Los Angeles, which can be viewed on my web site reel at […]

Interview on LA Talk Radio: Celebrity Rehab and The Law of Sobriety

posted by sherrygaba

http://www.latalkradio.com/Tony.php   On Air with Tony Sweet TONY SWEET   Tony Sweet is the youngest son of four children in a very musical family. He grew up in Grenola, Kansas, and didn’t start singing publicly until the age of twenty-five. […]

Celebrity Deaths from Pain Medication Addiction

posted by sherrygaba

With the recent deaths of Corey Haim, Brittany Murphy, and Michael Jackson, most psychotherapists and physicians, who may not necessarily work in addictions, are becoming more mindful of this growing epidemic of pain medication addiction.  Yesterday the Los Angeles Coroner’s […]

Learning to Prioritize What is Important

posted by sherrygaba

As I go back and forth from the set of Celebrity Rehab, seeing clients, spending time with family and friends, and making time for me, I remember some advise a Life Design Life Coach, Leslie Gail, best selling author of […]

Celebrity Rehab: Learning to Live in Compassion

posted by sherrygaba

 I have the privilege everyday to work with addicts and alcoholics.  Most recently I am working on Celebrity Rehab 4 with Dr. Drew on VH1.  This is my third season, and every year is uniquely different.  One thing, however, I […]

Does Lindsay Lohan or You Have Emotional Sobriety

posted by sherrygaba

 I would say this is the one of happiest and most productive times in my life, but at the same time, one of the most stressful times.   As I have mentioned, while my book, “The Law of Sobriety: Attracting Positive […]

Are You a Perfectionist?

posted by sherrygaba

  Often as alcoholics and addicts, we have what is known as black and white thinking which I shared in my last blog.  This is a cognitive or (thinking) distortion.  Part of that distortion comes from our perfectionist thinking.  For […]

How Distorted Thinking Gets in The Way of a Fulfilling Life

posted by sherrygaba

  Cognitive distortions are distorted, exaggerated, negative ways of thinking. For example, your boss tells you that your presentation was not as good as she had expected, and you take that to mean your boss hates everything you do and […]

Moving Beyond Your Co-Dependency

posted by sherrygaba

Have you ever felt you have trouble with your impulse control or coping skills?  Do you get anxious easily?  Do you have difficulty accepting help from others?  Do you self medicate and don’t consider yourself an addict or alcoholic?  These […]

Will Jail and Rehab Save Lohan?

posted by sherrygaba

Will jail and rehab save Lohan? www.msnbc.msn.com   Lindsay Lohan has been sentenced to 90 days in jail which we have been hearing repeatedly for violating the terms of probation.  It stems from two drunk-driving arrests in 2007 and her […]

Thinking About Michael Jackson

posted by sherrygaba

It’s been about a year since Michael Jackson died, and the anniversary has brought him back into the news and into my thoughts. Michael’s path to addiction and, eventually, overdose, was typical of so many addicts.             It started […]

The Dangers of Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

posted by sherrygaba

I read a very painful article the other day about a woman in her 30s from Korea who had been pressured to lose weight, and died from being on a so-called alcohol diet.  She was skipping all other meals throughout […]

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