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Saved from Addiction

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SAVED FROM ADDICTION, INC. Joseph A. Russo, M.D. CEO and Executive Medical Director Medical Director and Co-Founder of The Recovery Center of Westport Maud Purcell, MSW, LCSW, CEAP Chief Clinical Officer Founder and Executive Director of The Life Solution Center of Darien We live in a time in which addiction to opioids, alcohol and other substances… Read more »

Dr. Paul Bernstein – Tips of the Trade

Most of us take our  eyesight for granted. If we don’t see well, we schedule an appointment with the Eye Doctor. Diagnosing a vision problem in a child can be slightly more complex. The question isn’t only “can they see it”, but “how hard is the brain working to see it”? The inefficient use of… Read more »

Spring Renewal

Have you noticed a new “spring” in your step?  Now that the Vernal Equinox is behind us spring has indeed sprung; daffodils are starting to sprout and birds have begun to sing.  In addition to the force of Mother Nature, brain physiology may play a role in our renewed vigor. In the winter our lack… Read more »

WSJ: Is Your Medicine Right for Your Metabolism?

At The Life Solution Center of Darien we’ve proudly been offering this cutting-edge DNA testing for almost 7 years. Patients who’ve been struggling, in some cases for years, to find the right medication at the proper dosage, have found hope and relief from their emotional pain at our Center. This article in the Wall Street Journal… Read more »

RAM Council in the New Canaanite

The Ram Council Foundation, an organization built around a group of NCHS students who lead substance-free lives, is scheduled on the night of Thursday, March 31 to hold a panel discussion, “The Power of Prevention: Success Stories and Strategies for Healthy Teen Years.” The question-and-answer session will feature panelists such as New Canaan First Selectman… Read more »

Reunification Therapy Networking Event at The Madison Beach Hotel

You are Cordially Invited to This Month’s Shoreline Networking Event at The Madison Beach Hotel.    Sara Mathews Dixon and Deb Noonan will present together this month, both of whom you can learn more about below. The presentation will provide an overview of the two types of reunification therapy from both a mental health and legal… Read more »

Forever Slim!

Honestly, I have been on many diets. And honestly, they have all worked for a time, but gradually all the weight has come back, and then some. Mindful eating is the exact opposite of being on a diet. It is a system of habits that you learn, and once they become part of your being,… Read more »

No More Lost Kids

No More Lost Kids A family seminar about substance & alcohol abuse in middle & high school students Sunday, October 25 4:30-6:00pm The Congregational Church Parlor Discussing warning signs to look for in children, crisis intervention, and treatment with Silver Hill’s Ellen Brezovsky, LCSW Director of Community Relations and Eric D. Collins, MD Physician-in-Chief and Addiction Psychiatrist. Sunday,… Read more »

Want to up your brain power? Try mindfulness meditation

Mindfulness makes us smarter, kinder, better? Really? Absolutely! At a seminar we recently attended, author and neuropsychologist Rich Hanson, Ph.D., said that numerous studies have proven that mindfulness does physically change our brains, which in turn changes our entire lives – from the inside out. And how does this happen? Through mindfulness meditation, in which… Read more »

Multi-Dimensional Solutions to Life’s Problems

In my work as a Psychotherapist, I’m daily reminded that “life happens” to us all. Rather than looking at distress as pathology, however, at The Life Solution Center of Darien, we recognize that it is usually a normal reaction to life’s problems.. It’s what we do about those problems that makes the difference between health… Read more »