truvida-10-Best-Songs-About-Addiction-photo-of-a-young-man-and-a-lady-listening-to-musicGoing into rehab and recovery is a massive step, and one that often requires a significant amount of personal motivation, strength, and fortitude. For many, music becomes a refuge, offering inspiration, hope, peace, and a sense of belonging. This is especially true for those of us who want to feel understood in our addiction, because musicians – who are often heavily exposed to drugs and alcohol – write what they know.

Songs about addiction may help you feel empowered, they may remind you of where and how you went wrong, and they may help you feel not alone. It’s also important to ensure you’re looking for other emotions, like happiness, hope, and motivation, which may require looking to songs that are about family, love, life, and happiness. These songs mostly focus on recovery, moving on, and giving up addiction, but some do glorify addiction. It’s also important to understand your triggers and to avoid or limit exposure to music and feelings that might push you towards substance use. Music is powerful, it will make you feel, and it can push you the wrong way as much as direct you the right way. Getting help and guidance may be important.

Not an Addict –  K’s Choice

Not an Addict by K’s Choice is one of the most popular songs about addiction. First written by Gert and Sam Bettens in 1995, Not an Addict captures the feeling of recognizing an addiction, defining substance use as negative, while still holding on to it. It’s a powerful, sad, yet beautiful look at denial, the cost of addiction, and what substance use really means for people.

I’m not an addict (maybe that’s a lie)
It’s over now, I’m cold, alone
I’m just a person on my own
Nothing means a thing to me
Oh, nothing means a thing to me
I feel alive
Free me, leave me
Watch me as I’m going down
Free me, see me
Look at me I’m falling
And I’m falling………

It is not a habit, it is cool

Like many songs about addiction, Not an Addict questions the glorification of substance abuse and addiction, in a powerful and moving song.

Under the Bridge –  Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Red Hot Chili Pepper’s “Under the Bridge” remains one of the most symbolic and powerful songs about addiction, over 25 years after it was written. The song catalogues singer Anthony Kiedis’ experience with drugs and addiction, and his feeling that he had given his life up when addicted. Kiedis had been sober for 3 years at the point of writing, and the song became a reflection.

“the loneliness that I was feeling triggered memories of my time with Ione and how I’d had this beautiful angel of a girl who was willing to give me all of her love, and instead of embracing that, I was downtown with [] gangsters shooting speedballs under a bridge.”

(Under the bridge downtown)

Is where I drew some blood
(Under the bridge downtown)
I could not get enough
(Under the bridge downtown)
Forgot about my love
(Under the bridge downtown)
I gave my life away

While Under the Bridge was written when sober, it discusses the dark sides of addiction, including losing family, loved ones, and your life. Kiedis very bluntly discusses his personal life, sharing a dark reality that many people going through addiction can relate to.

The More I Drink – Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton’s “The More I Drink” is sometimes staged like a comedy, but the song details an all too real truth for many. Addicts lose control of how much and why they drink, and often, a few drinks or one hit turns into an uncontrollable binge that spirals out of control. Unlike the previous songs on this list, The More I Drink is lighthearted and casual, told from an outside perspective, but it may be inspiring to those who want to get drinking under control, especially if you feel alone and like no one understands why you’re doing it.

‘Cause the more I drink, the more I drink
Yeah, I’m the world’s greatest lover and a dancin’ machine
I get loud, I get proud, and it gets worse
Well, if I have one, I’ll have thirteen
Naw, there ain’t no in-between
‘Cause the more I drink, the more I drink

With an estimated 80% of the U.S. population binge drinking at least once a month, you’re certainly not alone. But, if you’re frequently drinking so much that you black out, lose memories, or drink far more than you intended, it’s a good idea to seek out professional help and rehab.

Sober – Pink!

Singer Pink! gave up drugs in 1995 but continued to heavily rely on alcohol, especially after her breakup with her husband. The song, Sober is about questioning why people (in this case the singer) feel the need to numb life with booze and distractions, ultimately detracting from life and its meaning.

“I was thinking, “How do I feel this good sober?” ‘Cause I’d love — that’s the other side of drinking. Why do we drink, you know? To be free of pain, to be free of shyness — it’s like that liquid courage. So how do I find this again without this vice” — Pink!

“When it’s good, then it’s good, it’s so good ’till it goes bad
‘Till you’re trying to find the you that you once had
I have heard myself cry, never again
Broken down in agony just tryin’ to find a friend”

While it’s not exactly about addiction, Sober is about relying on drugs and alcohol to feel better, to make social situations better, and to function. It also highlights how those paths are wrong and will lead you places you don’t want to be, making this a powerful and motivating song for those who want to recover.

Addicted – Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson’s hit single, “Addicted” uses a metaphor of a lover to discuss very real themes of addiction, hopelessness, and losing control. The song isn’t officially about addiction, but the themes, word usage, and tone resonate with anyone who’s struggled with a drug or alcohol addiction, reflecting the struggle of quitting while slowly losing the ability to do so.

“I’m hooked on you, I need a fix, I can’t take it
Just one more hit, I promise I can deal with it
I’ll handle it, quit it, just one more time, then that’s it
Just a little bit more to get me through this”

Clarkson’s song is a beautiful but haunting reminder that losing ourselves and losing control are a very real consequence of addiction.

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Breaking the Habit Linkin Park

Most people don’t think of LInkin Park when they look for inspirational songs, but Breaking the Habit is a powerful and emotional ballad about recognizing faults in yourself and choosing to move on and get help. The song was written by Mike Shinoda based on his perception of a friend’s struggle with substance abuse and following decision to seek out help.

“I don’t know what’s worth fighting for
Or why I have to scream
But now I have some clarity to show you what I mean
I don’t know how I got this way
I’ll never be alright
So I’m breaking the habit
I’m breaking the habit
I’m breaking the habit tonight”

The song is also a far cry from the band’s traditional hip-hop driven nu-metal style. You might find a lot to relate to in the lyrics, especially in regards to losing yourself and then finding the strength to overcome and move on.

Walk a Little Straighter – Billy Currington

Billy Currington’s “Walk a Little Straighter” talks about family addiction, recovery, and choosing to be clean and sober for family. For those with family history of substance abuse, “Walk a Little Straighter” shares the pain and emotional investment of what it’s like to be family and especially the child of an addict. The song also shares Currington’s real-life relationship with his alcoholic stepfather, making the message all the more powerful in that it’s completely based on his perceptions of his stepfather as a child.

An’ I’d say: “Walk a little straighter, Daddy,
You’re swayin’, side to side.
Your footsteps make me dizzy,
And no matter how I try,
I keep trippin’ an’ stumblin’.
If you’d look down here, you’d see:
Walk a little straighter, Daddy,
You’re leading me.

Whether your family struggles with drugs or alcohol or you have children, this song is an emotional reminder that substance abuse affects them.

Recovery – James Arthur

James Arthur’s “Recovery” is much less about addiction and much more about examining your life and coming to the conclusion that you alone are responsible for improving life and redefining who you are. Recovery is powerful, moving, and motivating, asking you to find yourself, to take charge of your own life.

In my recovery
I’m a soldier at war
I have broken down walls
I defined
I designed
My recovery

While this kind of motivational song isn’t for everyone, this is a song that talks about joyfully reembracing life and finding your own strength, which can be an important message to anyone in recovery.

How Could You Leave Us – NF

NF’s “How Could You Leave Us” is an emotional song about the rapper’s experience losing his mother to an overdose. The song is a ballad about the rapper’s own experience with his mother and his feelings about her addiction, her choices leading up to her death, and how she was not present in his life. If you’re a parent it’s a powerful reminder that your children are fully aware of what you are prioritizing and when, and that drug and alcohol abuse heavily impacts them.

I don’t get it mom, don’t you want to watch your babies grow?
I guess that pills are more important, all you have to say is no
But you won’t do it will you? You gon’ keep popping ’til those pills kill you
I know you gone but I can still feel you

How Could You Leave Us is a guilt trip, it might make you feel bad, you might use it as motivation to get clean or to stay sober, but you should look at it as a song that is heavily emotional and full of grief, and therefore, maybe not suitable if your own emotional state is fragile.

You’re Not My God – Keith Urban

“You’re Not My God” is the moving story of Keith Urban’s own journey out of addiction and into sobriety and into Christianity. The song talks about the lies surrounding drug abuse and alcohol, how people glamorize and glorify it, and how he felt pushed into substance abuse by pressure, stress, and life problems.

But you’re not my god
And you’re not my friend
You’re not the one
That I will walk with in the end
You’re not the truth
You’re a temporary shot
You ruin people’s lives
And you don’t give a second thought
You’re not my god

Urban’s experience with getting clean and moving on is emotional, motivating, and very much suited for anyone who wants to turn to Christianity as they recover.

If you’re still struggling with substance abuse, it’s important to seek out help. A rehab clinic will offer treatment, including cognitive behavioral therapy to help recognize and treat the underlying problems behind addiction. Many increasingly utilize complementary therapies such as music therapy to inspire, motivate, and to help you destress. Music can be a powerful part of treatment and of recovery. Hopefully these 10 songs about addiction are a good start.

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Dr. Venice Sanchez


Clinical Outreach Specialist, Europe Division

Dr. Sanchez works closely with Truvida Recovery patients regarding substance abuse and related mental illnesses and creates a supportive, cooperative and informed therapeutic environment. Her areas of expertise include Substance Dependence, Dual Diagnosis, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Generalized anxiety disorder, Panic Disorder, Bereavement, Acute stress disorder, and more. Ms Sanchez has extensive training with experts in the field of Substance Abuse, and mood and thought disorders underlying the substance use. She received a Bachelor’s degree from University of California, Los Angeles and Medical Degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She continues training at the UC Irvine Psychiatry Residency Program and has been recognized with the Outstanding Resident of the Year Award.

Jaime Askew


Clinical Director

Ms. Askew is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who has been working in the field treating substance abuse and mental health issues for over twenty years.  She obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage, Family, & Child Counseling from Pepperdine University and was among the first to obtain the LPCC license in the state of California.  She has been providing clinical supervision and training to interns, conducting workshops, and is a certified Trauma therapy trainer.  Her areas of expertise include working with legal issues, court ordered treatment, family preservation, trauma therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, family systems, social skills training, play therapy, and career/ vocational counseling.  Her passion is in advocating for at risk populations, holistic healing, and treating the underlying, core issues to help individuals achieve their maximum potential and happiness.  Jaime’s extensive experience and passionate leadership is of extreme importance to the overall TruVida clinical program, and her hands-on guidance of our clinical team insures that each patient is receiving optimal therapeutic treatment and care.

John Biroc

Consulting Psychologist

Dr. Biroc has a broad base of mental health and addiction recovery training and experience. He has supervised and taught therapists in various methodologies of effectively working with groups and individuals during therapy. He created and set up new group structures and trained staff in understanding the challenges of addiction recovery. He also helped develop curricula in Sociodrama and Psychodrama. Dr. Biroc is devoted to breaking paradigms that prevent progress in the path to lasting recovery. He is a member of the Nat’l Association of Marriage and Family therapists, and has a Ph.D. degree in Psychology, and a M.S. degree in Counseling from USC.

Dr. Nader Siahdohoni

Consulting Psychologist


Dr. Nader is one our esteemed consulting Psychologists who provides our Clients with various breakthrough therapy’s that focus the functional systems including neurons, neurotransmitters, and certain brain waves that enable the way we think, behave, move, feel, and maintain homeostasis. Such therapy’s include NeuroMax neurofeedback, the state of art integrated technology in Neurofeedback, combinations of wireless Electroencephalogram (EEG), real time brain mapping and a unique and exceptional neuropathway therapy called “Visual Concentration Attention Therapy (VCAT)”. Dr Nader graduated from Walden University.

Tiffany Agra


LMFT #103693

Ms. Agra is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, who has been working with individuals, couples, families, and groups for the past seven years. Her other therapeutic approaches include Narrative Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Psychodynamic dream interpretation, and Gestalt Psychology. She has also been a Guest Speaker at other organizations. This unique background has made her effective at helping clients overcome the grip of substance addiction. Tiffany obtained two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of California, Davis, and her Master’s degree from the California State University, Long Beach. She has worked for both the county of Orange and Riverside, helping those who struggle with addiction and mental illness. In addition to providing evidenced-based approaches to the clinical program at Truvida Recovery, she brings her compassion as a fellow addict in recovery; living proof that we do get better!

Deborah Wieland


MS, LMFT #96864

Ms. Wieland is an Eclectic EMDR Therapist, using R-TEP and G-TEP, and specializes in several modalities in treating Substance Use issues, Dual Diagnosis, Complex Trauma, and Severe Mental illness. Deborah also provides several types of therapy such as Psychodynamic, Rogerian, CBT, DBT, IFS, PICT, MI, Grief Recovery, Sand Tray, and Attachment Theory to help her patients achieve mental wellness and a sober lifestyle.

She has worked with Psychiatric Hospitals providing crisis interventions and psychotherapy to those struggling with substance abuse issues, mental health issues, and domestic violence. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at Vanguard University of Southern California. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude and a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology. She is currently completing her Doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology at Cal Southern University. Deborah is an active member of EMDRIA, California Association Marriage Family Therapist (CAMFT), American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), and Psi Chi International Honors Society of Psychology.

Ashley McLaughlin

LMFT Therapist

Ms. McLaughlin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in EMDR therapy. She brings over ten years of experience working in the field of addiction to the Truvida Team. She obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University and has two Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Economics from University of California, San Diego. Ms. McLaughlin was trained in EMDR in 2013 and since has been helping individuals process through past traumatic experiences that have contributed to current struggles with substance abuse and mental health symptoms. Her extensive experience and passion for this field has helped guide individuals through the process of recovery in order to experience freedom from their past and a hope for their future.

Travis Taylor



Mr. Taylor is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in  Drug Abuse & Addiction,  PTSD, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Dual Diagnosis. Taylor uses an integrative approach geared towards understanding self, specifically what drives one’s thoughts and behaviors. He excels in helping patients identify automatic thoughts that lead to specific feelings and undesired actions. Another useful approach stems from understanding how thoughts and behaviors are fueled by former messages that have been consistently reinforced. Travis has over 6 years of therapeutic practice and obtained a Master’s degree at Vanguard University.

Kat Johnson

AOD Counselor, Group Facilitator

With almost 10 years experience working at treatment centers, Kat Johnson shares her wisdom and passion for balanced living, creative writing, and meditation and how each plays a role in early recovery and beyond. Certified as a CADC II, and supported by a bachelors in psychology, Kat’s infectious energy brings her groups to life. She is grateful for every opportunity to spread health and wellness.

Emily Mayot

LCSW Therapist

Ms. Mayot is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in anxiety, depression, transitions, trauma, grief/loss and substance abuse. She has earned a bachelor in psychology from Cal State University Fullerton, and a master in social work at University of Southern California (USC). Emily has been trained in but not limited to CBT, CPT, Motivational Interviewing, and EMDR. Her experience stems from inpatient treatment centers, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and outpatient community mental health.

Her style is compassionate, non-judgmental, down-to-earth, flexible and organized. The approach she takes is to meet you where you are at in the present moment and time. This creates more understanding and a strong collaboration in creating/accomplishing goals.

Lesley Richards

AOD Counselor, Interventionist

Ms. Richards began in this field of healthcare as a volunteer for substance abuse treatment centers and worked her way up from there. Lesley has dedicated her life to helping the suffering addict. It is her strong belief that everyone deserves to have the opportunity to have a safe and sober life.  She is very compassionate about her work as an addiction counselor, and has a strong commitment in helping patients struggling with addiction in developing healthy coping mechanisms, and developing new positive behavioral habits.  Her Group counseling sessions are highly sought after within the TruVida program.  Lesley is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), National Certified Intervention Professional (NCIP), Nationally Certified Recovery Coach (NCRC), and is a member of the California Consortium of Addiction programs (CCAP), as well as the International Association of Addiction Professionals.

Christine Green

Treatment Facilitator

Christine Green is a certified personal trainer, and yoga instructor. Ms. Green is dedicated to helping patients struggling with substance abuse transform their lives through a consciousness-based approach to body-in-motion fitness.

Christine passionately shares her 18 years experience with our clients by sharing her specialized Yoga & Energy Healing Program, which she has developed over the past 8 years of working directly with addicts and alcoholics. Her Yoga program facilitates integration of all the layers of life – environmental, physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual with the primary initial goal of overcoming withdrawal symptoms and cravings from drug and alcohol dependency. TruVida is fortunate to have her as part of the team.

Allison Goode

Art in Recovery Counselor

Allison Goode is a lifelong resident of Laguna Beach and professional artist for over 15 years, and has developed a very successful and trans-formative Art in Recovery program in treatment facilities through out California. Her passion for the fine arts and helping others recover from substance abuse addiction is contagious. Allison has a unique ability to connect with clients through the creative process helping clients set positive goals for their recovery. Ms. Goode has studied Fine Art and Graphic Design at Laguna College of Art and Design, is a certified RADT1 technician, and is currently completing her CCAPP certification program.

Thomas Mladinich

Admissions Manager

Mr. Mladinich’s hard work ethic and dedication make him a key part of the TruVida team. Tom’s ability to connect and relate with others have allowed him to excel as admissions manager. His personal experience has allowed him to proudly serve those in need of recovery from addiction. Tom is eager to work with our clients and provide the experience, strength and hope that they need to find success in recovery.

Willie Sanchez

Operations Manager

Mr. Sanchez is a self-motivated professional with a positive attitude. He is actively involved in a 12 step fellowship. He effectively contributes to each Patient with their struggles with addiction. Willie is RADT1 certified counselor and has been educated at Long Beach City College.

Jose Flores

Program Manager

Mr. Flores is a highly motivated and hardworking team member with TruVida. He has several years of experience working in treatment helping individuals get back on track, achieving a lot of great results. He brings problem solving skills and experience to use everyday, and is proud and passionate about his profession as a RADT-I program manager.

Dr. Mitchell Naficy

Medical Doctor

Medical Director

Dr. Naficy is a Board Certified Family Physician with over 25 years of clinical experience. In 1985, he graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Microbiology and French Literature. In 1990, he received his Medical Doctor degree, and in 1991 completed his post graduate training at the University of Southern California Medical Center. In 1998, he completed his residency at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center.

Dr. Naficy style of patient care involves caring for the person as a whole, rather than just treating a particular symptom or illness. Dr. Naficy has extensive experience in treating the physiological aspects of addiction detox and is highly respected in the field by both his colleagues and patients.

Sound Bath Therapy

Truvida’s sound bath treatment is a very effective experiential therapy that uplifts one’s body, mind and soul. Our certified Sound Healer plays crystal singing bowls as well as the gongs to stimulate various chakra centers.

For more than 50,000 years, sound has been used to heal, and motivate the human soul.  During a sound bath or sound healing session, one’s brain waves & breathing become regulated and synchronized, producing a deep sense of peace & well being. Bathing in sacred sound allows us to powerfully resonate with frequencies that allow us to balance & heal on all levels.

Sound therapy allows professionals to tackle addiction at a brainwave level, thus making it much easier for patients to achieve a meditative state and come to terms with their problems. Sound Therapy redresses imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and plays a positive and powerful role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder.

Substance Abuse can also lead to the development of a co-occurring condition (or vice versa) and cleansing the body of a substance isn’t always enough for a complete and lasting recovery. Patients must also address the physiological and emotional issues that may have led to the destructive behavior in the first place.

Evidence shows that the outcomes of sound therapy are extremely positive and beneficial to patients’ behavior, especially when doctors pair them with other scientific methods, such as individual therapy, behavioral therapy, and so on.

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TruVida’s Sound Therapy is performed by Andrew Hubbard who is a certified Sound Bath practitioner and conducted multiple college level studies in Sound Therapy and Music theory.

Robert (Bobby) Nicholl

Admissions and Interventions

Bobby has spent over 15 years in the development and operations of several residential treatment centers in California. He is a Certified National Drug & Alcohol Interventionist, as well as a Registered Addiction Specialist. Mr. Nicholl is personally involved in Celebrate Recovery at Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, California. He says, “It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to him.” As Bobby says: “I’ve recently learned what really matters the most in life: God, my relationships, and my integrity. There is nothing more important!”

“If you have a hole in your life and your very inner being (your soul) feels empty and hungry? Then welcome, to Celebrate Hope, you’re at the right place for healing and restoration of mind, body, and spirit; we will provide you with a dignified setting and surround you with loving people. You’re going to get everything you need and even some of your wants while Celebrating Hope. Everywhere you look you’re surrounded by people who believe in you and believe you have what it takes to recover, heal, and be WHOLE. We believe in and love you because He (God) first believed in and loved us.” From day one, Bobby has focused treatment services on “What is in the best interest of the client?” With that in mind, the treatment team develops individualized treatment plans with each client’s specific needs in mind.

Charlie Grooms

Christian Pastor

Pastor Charlie leads our Christ – centered addiction treatment program dealing with men and women who are seeking restoration from drug and alcohol addiction through our Lord Jesus Christ. Our program is based entirely on the Word of God, the Bible, and all counsel originates from it. Our experience has been that with a solid grounding in the Bible and good Christian living skills, numerous men and women have been able to become productive, vital members of their community. Our primary focus is to establish, or strengthen, a relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is the only way to experience true freedom from the bondage of the sin of addiction

Charlie is originally from Columbus, Ohio where he attended a Christian college and then traveled across the country to California to continue his education at Bethel School of Ministry and graduated in 2015. Charlie has conducted interviews with TBN and other nation wide radio stations.

Michael Rosales

Case Manager – Christian Minister

Bio coming soon!

Dr. Ryan Wright

Psychiatrist, M.D.

Dr. Wright is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and a Board Certified Addiction Medicine Specialist currently practicing in Newport Beach, CA. He provides general psychiatric services for adult patients who are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, or thought disorders. For every new patient, Dr. Wright provides a comprehensive initial psychiatric assessment, and offers subsequent mental health treatment including medication management and individual psychotherapy.

Kim Brassett

LMFT Therapist

Ms. Kim Brassett is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She brings over 7 years of experience to the Truvida Team, and is EMDR Therapist. Her style is warm, supportive & positive and her philosophy is healing happens when the therapeutic relationship is collaborative, honest, compassionate, respectful and caring. She comes from a place of personal experience and a genuine desire to help make a significant improvement in the lives of the people with whom she works with. She provides a unique therapeutic approach to treat a wide variety of conditions including addiction & recovery, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, sexual abuse, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues and life transitions. Kim works with clients from various cultures and backgrounds as well as all ages, and strives to create a supportive, safe environment where one can share their experiences, emotions, challenges.

Leah Dean

LMFT Therapist

Ms. Leah Dean is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is Certified in Dual Disorders. She brings over ten years of experience to the TruVida Team. Her therapies concentrate on Drug and Alcohol abuse/use, grief and loss, blended families, Dual Diagnosis, divorce recovery, Parent/Child Conflicts, grief and loss, interpersonal relationships, stress management, and Gay & Lesbian issues. Her goal it that each of her clients enrich their personal and relational growth as well as enhance their emotional healing. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and believes that mind, body and spirit are essential components to healing. Her Psychotherapy provides the ceremonial time/space for honoring one’s movement thru important life passages. Leah utilize the 12-Step program/concepts to help deal with the difficult issues of drug and alcohol abuse/use, and incorporates spirituality as well as self actualization, and mindlfullness.