Friday, February 22, 2019

Addiction

LIVING BEYOND – HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND ADDICTION: THE EGREGIOUS EXPLOITATION OF OTHERS

There is a reason fairy tales most commonly end with happy endings. It is because nobody wants to face the realization of human depravity. The story would no longer be a...

8 TIPS TO BE YOUR LOVED ONE’S BEST CHANCE AT RECOVERY DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Research has shown the family plays a critical role in a loved one’s potential recovery. In fact, in any given situation, family members are either contributing to their loved one’s recovery...

THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY – MAKE MORE OPIOIDS AVAILABLE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE...

Someone once defined insanity as ‘doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.’ For whatever reason, the phrase stuck with me over the years. It just...

TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE AND SOBER DURING THE HOLIDAYS

It’s important for people to have a realistic attitude about the potential for anxiety or conflict during the holiday season— especially individuals who have issues with alcohol or drug abuse. Most of...

THE TEMPLE OF THE NINE

In the 1990’s, a unique cluster of musicians helped push grunge into loftier, and more commercial heights. Among them were Chester Bennington, Kurt Cobain, Chris Cornell, Shannon Hoon, Michael Hutchence, Bradley...

Recover At Home – A New solution To An Old Problem

In today’s world, we are all too familiar with the drug crisis running rampant in the US. The CDC reported 63,632 overdose deaths from all substances in 2016, and multiple states...

FILLING THE EMPTIED WELL: TREATING CO-DEPENDENCY AS A STRESS-RELATED DISORDER- PART 1 OF 3

Co-dependents have a bad rap! As family members of those with addictive disorders, we are often considered harder to treat than the addicts themselves. We are frequently angry, rigid, blaming, lying...

SWEET TOOTH OR SUGAR ADDICTION – THE ANSWER MAY SURPRISE YOU!

Have you ever gotten out of bed in the morning with a bad case of the hangries – or maybe in the evening during that space of time between the end...

SHELVE IT: TOOLS OF THE SOBER TRADE

Recently, I was engaged in a sobriety conversation with a random stranger while waiting for an elevator at the doctor’s office. I can’t remember how the conversation started, but she asked...

MY TEEN IS IN RECOVERY…. NOW HOW WILL I FIND MINE?

I picked my son up from college at the end of his first semester as a seemingly successful student and exactly one week later was checking my drug addicted 18-year-old into...

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