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Sex, Lies and Recovery

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From the outside, Mark* looked like the embodiment of the American Dream. At 47 years of age, he was the proud father of three beautiful children, a successful attorney and married 22 years to his college sweetheart, Sheila*. But the external successes of his life belied a painful internal truth. Each night after coming home […]

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When Celebrities Suffer

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“The most terrible fear that anybody should have is not war, is not a disease, not cancer or heart problems or food poisoning – it’s a man or a woman without a sense of humor.” – Jonathan Winters “Adrenaline is wonderful.  It covers pain.” – Jerry Lewis “He gave his honours to the world again, […]

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The Twitter Recovery Revolution: A Few Words of Caution

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“oh this is going to be addictive” – Dom Sagolla, Twitter co-creator There’s no doubt about it: Twitter has revolutionized the way information is conveyed in the modern age. Anyone with a smartphone can scoop the major media today. When Captain “Sully” Sullenberger ditched an Airbus A320 in the Hudson River on January 15th, 2009, […]

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Blue Jasmine: The Dysfunction of More

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“Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering – and it’s all over much too soon.” – Woody Allen The film Blue Jasmine, along with its cast and crew, was nominated for over fifty awards. It won more than twenty. Of the awards it garnered, every single one went to Cate Blanchett for some derivation […]

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Affluent Women in Treatment: A Survey

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The date June 10th, 1935 commemorates the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous by two men, affectionately known as Bill W. and Dr. Bob. Early A.A. was known as a predominantly male organization through at least it’s first ten years. In fact, when the book Alcoholics Anonymous (the “Big Book”) was first published in 1939 it contained […]

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Free Internet Therapy?

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Dr. Paul Hokemeyer, Senior Clinical Advisor for Caron Renaissance Ocean Drive, shares his remarks at Elle.com about the proliferation of websites offering free psychotherapy on the Internet. March 17, 2014 – by Laura Barcella – Confession time: I’ve been in talk therapy for more than 20 years (I started when I was 15—today I’m 37). […]

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What is Wealth Addiction?

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“Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become.” – Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher, 1788-1860 With each new word that gets paired with “addiction” an eyebrow is often raised. Like cancer-causing agents, we cringe to discover that things we once considered innocuous or enjoyable can actually be dangerous. The message soon settles […]

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New Yorkers discover that tech can crash human relationships

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Dr. Paul Hokemeyer, Senior Clinical Advisor for Caron Renaissance Ocean Drive, comments about the difficulty social media and technology can present in modern relationships. January 20, 2014 – Technology — which allows us to find prospective romantic partners with greater ease than ever before — is, increasingly, the cause of conflict and break-ups. “We met […]

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How Becoming a Dad Changes You as a Man

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Dr. Paul Hokemeyer, Senior Clinical Advisor for Caron Renaissance Ocean Drive, comments about the profound changes men undergo when they become fathers. January 16, 2014 – Ever wonder how becoming a dad might change you? How it might affect your sense of what it is to be a man? Becoming a father is truly a […]

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Financial Advisor Intervention

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Dr. Paul Hokemeyer, Senior Clinical Advisor for Caron Renaissance Ocean Drive, writes in Financial Advisor magazine why those who manage the assets of high net worth individuals are in a unique position to intervene when addiction threatens a client’s well-being. January 7, 2014 – Addictions impact people on all economic levels, but for those with […]

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