Category Archives: Addiction

Family Roles in Addiction

April 29, 2019

Oftentimes, when we talk about addiction, we discuss the addict themselves. Certainly, much of treatment program centers around substance abuse, mental health, and emotional and physical recovery of the addict, … Read More

The Importance of Not Staying Silent During Treatment

April 15, 2019

The words treatment, rehab, addiction, and addict pack a powerful punch. Sometimes so powerful we are crippled into never saying them. Whether we are the ones seeking, or in, treatment, … Read More

Disease or Bad Behavior?

March 6, 2019

Alcoholism and drug addiction is a disease, not a lack of willpower, not a moral weakness, not a sign of a weak character, not a result of life’s pressures, and … Read More

Safe Drug Use for the Recovering Addict or Alcoholic

February 21, 2019

People in recovery must be especially careful when taking any kind of over-the-counter (otc) or prescription medications. Many otc meds contain alcohol or other ingredients that could endanger their sobriety … Read More

Russell Brand: My Life Without Drugs

August 13, 2018

The last time I thought about taking heroin was yesterday. I had received “an inconvenient truth” from a beautiful woman. It wasn’t about climate change – I’m not that ecologically … Read More

The Opiate Crisis from my front row seat…

July 25, 2018

The statistics are staggering and the numbers continue to climb. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, 64,000 people in the U.S. died from opiate use and abuse in … Read More

Why You Should Exercise During Addiction Recovery

June 20, 2018

Exercise plays a critical role in the health of both body and mind. As a society, we’re exercising less and the effects can be clearly seen in our collective physical … Read More

Safe Drug Use for the Recovering Addict or Alcoholic

April 9, 2018

People in recovery must be especially careful when taking any kind of over-the-counter (otc) or prescription medications. Many otc meds contain alcohol or other ingredients that could endanger their sobriety … Read More

HIV – 7 Things You Need to Know

March 1, 2018

HIV is a scary disease – despite the best efforts of the medical community, there is no cure, no effective vaccine and HIV therapies are expensive with significant side effects. … Read More

Mindfulness: A Secret Weapon Against Cravings?

February 8, 2018

If you haven’t heard of Mindfulness, it’s a form of meditation designed to bring greater awareness to your mind and body, allowing you to separate your thoughts from your emotions. … Read More

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