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Benefits Of Long-Term Substance Abuse Treatment

Monday, October 17, 2016

Long-term substance abuse treatment, once thought a luxury, is quickly becoming overwhelmingly obvious to be a necessity if one hopes to develop an alcohol and drug-free lifestyle that is not only sustainable, but joyful and fulfilling. Many experts today prescribe to the disease concept of addiction. Alcohol and drug...

Post Date: October 17, 2016

Women and Borderline Personality Disorder: Filling the Void

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a severe, chronic, disabling, and potentially lethal psychiatric condition. It is often characterized by pervasive feelings of emptiness that, in turn, provoke reckless and impulsive behaviors aimed at filling this internal void. Individuals who suffer from this disorder have extreme and long...

Post Date: October 13, 2016

Eating Disorders Within Recovery

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Eating disorders can be a primary catalyst in seeking relief through drugs and/or alcohol. With the consideration of an eating disorder being any range of psychological disorders which are characterized by abnormal or disturbed eating habits, it is safe to say that eating disorders center in the mind-just like...

Post Date: October 6, 2016

12-Step Programs for Addiction Recovery

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

There is a reason that addicts who are seeking recovery turn to 12-step programs. Since the program of Alcoholic’s Anonymous was founded in 1935, AA and many other fellowships like it have helped millions heal from addiction and related issues. Alcoholics Anonymous alone exists in nearly 170 countries around...

Post Date: September 13, 2016

Synthetic Drugs

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

When family and friends suspect that a loved one is abusing substances, they often think of the usual suspects like marijuana, alcohol, cocaine, and opiates. However, over the past several years, the drug world has made the transition into the 21st century. The prevalence of synthetic drug abuse has...

Post Date: September 7, 2016

Uncovering Codependency

Monday, August 29, 2016

What is Codependency? If you (or someone you know) has been involved with substance abuse, there is a good chance that you have heard of the term “codependency.” Like many other Twelve Step terms and treatment buzzwords, codependency is a term that is often thrown around, yet when asked to...

Post Date: August 29, 2016

The Value of Consequences

Monday, August 22, 2016

Life’s consequences can be valuable teachers. You learn lessons from consequences in childhood and this continues throughout our lives. When an incident or event occurs that causes pain, you are likely to avoid repeating the same behaviors that led to that pain occurring. In the case of addiction, consequences...

Post Date: August 22, 2016

Dating in Early Addiction Recovery

Monday, August 8, 2016

It is no question that human beings are going to want to seek out and engage in romantic relationships. We were designed to be in relation with one another! The suggestion to stay out of a relationship for at least one year of sobriety is often discussed, but rarely...

Post Date: August 8, 2016

Adulting in Rehab

Thursday, July 21, 2016

To most addicts, the idea of adulting in rehab may come as a shock as they begin to sever the enmeshment between their childlike, immature addict selves and their all-to-eager-to-enable parents. Why is it that we insist on clients doing chores? Making their beds each morning? Cooking and shopping...

Post Date: July 21, 2016