Category Archives: Addiction

My oldest brother

An excerpt from her new book: “Nothing’s for Nothing” (Rose Hip Press) by Rebekah Demirel, Contributing Writer My brother David wasn’t around by the time I was born. He was eighteen years older than me, and from the time he … Continue reading

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Trauma, ACES, homelessness and love

An excerpt from her new book: “Nothing’s for Nothing” (Rose Hip Press) by Rebekah Demirel ACEs stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences study. It’s a well-known tool, used by health professionals, social workers and other social-service providers to assess how difficult … Continue reading

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Sexual Abuse and Addiction

Trying to soothe the pain An excerpt from her new book: “Nothing’s for Nothing” (Rose Hip Books) by Rebekah Demirel In his bestselling book on addiction, In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts, Dr. Gabor Maté tells of his work serving … Continue reading

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