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History, Trauma, & Healing in the LGBTQI+ Community

Fact: The year following The Bridge to Recovery’s incorporation, in December of 1973, the board of the American Psychiatric Association voted 13-0 “to remove homosexuality from its list of psychiatric disorders.”  This decade was bookmarked between the Stonewall Riots, marking the beginning of the gay rights movement, and the AIDS epidemic, which disproportionately affected stigmatized and marginalized groups. From an

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Caring Less

Carol Cannon, co-founder of The Bridge to Recovery, published a series of articles on Caretaking that occurred over several months in 1995. As part of our Revisiting the Decades series, this is the final part of the Caretaking series.  At The Bridge to Recovery, caretaking (and the opposite, helplessness) are issues experienced by a large majority of our clients. Recognizing

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The Behaviors of the Caretaker

Carol Cannon, co-founder of The Bridge to Recovery, published a series of articles on Caretaking that occurred over several months in 1995. As part of our Revisiting the Decades series, we are republishing Carol’s series over the next several weeks.  At The Bridge to Recovery, caretaking (and the opposite, helplessness) are issues experienced by a large majority of our clients.

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The Development of Caretaking

Carol Cannon, co-founder of The Bridge to Recovery, published a series of articles on Caretaking that occurred over several months in 1995. As part of our Revisiting the Decades series, we are republishing Carol’s series over the next several weeks.  At The Bridge to Recovery, caretaking (and the opposite, helplessness) are issues experienced by a large majority of our clients.

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Our Little Piece of Bluegrass

Nestled in the rolling hills of south-central Kentucky sits our 115-acre little piece of land. Kentucky was formed as the 15th state when it separated from our nearby neighbor, Virginia. It became known as the “Bluegrass State” because of the specific species of grass known to grow in the state. When grown to its natural height, Bluegrass will sprout blue

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Revisiting The Decades: Living in Misery

We see many couples attend our program at The Bridge to Recovery (albeit at separate times). Unresolved childhood trauma can cause a multitude of issues in a relationship, and in this article originally published in March 2011, co-founder Carol Cannon wrote about misery addiction. Negative Thinking Did you, as a child, ever pray “Please God, make my eyes (ears, nose,

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