Category Archives: Addiction

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

Why can’t she hear anything I say?

December 19, 2017

Overcoming the challenges of communicating with a loved one struggling with Addiction Communicating with someone you love is not always easy.  Too often, conversations end with disagreements, misunderstandings and even … Read More

8 Reasons Why Socializing Sober is Better Than Socializing Drunk

July 18, 2017

By Kelly Fitzgerald 06/06/16 from When you’re used to taking shots before any social interaction, it feels weird when you show up anywhere sober. But I learned that it’s actually better … Read More

The Party’s Over: Young Adults and Substance Abuse

April 20, 2017

“The party has been over for a long time.” — It’s an insight that many of the young people in treatment come to realize in their early recovery. Many young … Read More

Lessons I learned from loving a drug addict

February 2, 2016

(This story appeared on, Charlotte, NC) by Alicia Cook EDITOR’S NOTE: Alicia Cook, 29, lost her cousin to a drug overdose when they were both teenagers. She regularly writes … Read More

Opioid Abuse Takes A Toll On Workers And Their Employers

January 20, 2016

(This story originally aired on NPR. Please click the continue reading link to visit the original post or to listen to the story.)   By Yuki Noguchi Three decades ago, the … Read More

5 Ways Yoga and Mindfulness Can Help Fight Addictions

December 17, 2015

By: James E. Groves, MD Original Source: Yoga combines both exercise and mindfulness (the practice of “non-judgmental attention to experience” in the present moment). Moderate to high intensity physical … Read More

Referrals Are an Essential Part of Treatment

June 26, 2015

In the field of addiction recovery, we encounter many new and challenging circumstances. After all, each of our patients carries a unique and often complicated story with them. As a … Read More

Co-Occurring Disorders; A Delicate Treatment Balance

June 4, 2015

Addiction and mental illness often go hand in hand. Indeed, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) estimates that almost 9 million adults suffer from both addiction and mental … Read More

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