Addiction Recovery

“It is impossible to understand addiction without asking what relief the addict finds, or hopes to find, in the drug or the addictive behavior.”
~ Physician and Author, Dr. Gabor Mate

“The greatest achievement of humanity is not its works of art, science, or technology, but the recognition of its own dysfunction.”

~ Eckhart Tolle

This quote points to the value of being introspective and noticing what is happening in your life. So that you look for patterns that may have started to be supportive but then become detrimental.

Dr. Gabor Mate says, “addiction is manifested in any behavior that a person craves, finds temporary pleasure or relief in; but then experiences negative consequences in the long term and doesn’t give it up.”

Here at SoulWork LA, we work with clients to help them recognize these behaviors and explore with them a path for self-empowerment in dealing with behaviors that no longer support their life.

Our healing care will help clients to look at the causes and considerations beneath the surface of addiction such as traumatic events, family turmoil, toxic shame, low self-esteem, lack of direction or purpose in life, angst in interpersonal relationships, PTSD, learning disabilities, physical pain, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.

We take a community-based, team approach when working with clients. This includes providing them with access to specialty needs not offered at SoulWork LA but may help to further advance their recovery. And in many cases complement our efforts with our client.

Meet Your Practitioner

Liam Blume
– CPRA, Certified Radical Aliveness Practitioner
– US Association of Body Psychotherapy Member, Director of Marketing & Content Curator
– Somatic Therapy Practitioner at SoulWork LA Healing
– Group Counselor Trauma Therapy, Beit T’Shuvah Treatment Center
– 12 Step Guidance: 28 years of experience working with others in multiple 12 step addiction recovery programs

Holistic care is our approach to wellness.

We work well together in applying an inter-disciplinary practice that
delivers patients short and long-term care for optimal health and well being.

Contact us so we can talk to you about a customized plan for dealing with your addiction(s) and/or disorder.

Biology of Addiction – How Addicts Should Be Treated

In this video, Physician and Author, Dr. Gabor Mate discusses one point of view, his, regarding the connections between addiction, abuse, and brain development.

Canadian physician Gabor Mate is a specialist in terminal illnesses, chemical dependents, and HIV positive patients. Dr. Mat? is a renowned author of books and columnist known for his knowledge about attention deficit disorder, stress, chronic illness, and parental relations.

Sustainable Human organization was kind enough to produce and present this video portrait of Dr. Mate’s words.

Use it as a contextual starting point in exploring your addiction needs.

Schedule your free 15 minute consultation today.

In this fifteen-minute consultation, you’ll have an opportunity to tell your story and share your struggles. Together we’ll identify what you really need and want and determine the best course of action for you.