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Am I addicted to drugs... or simply self-medicating?

Am I addicted to drugs… or simply self-medicating?

January 7th, 2016

Are you using drugs for pain or heartache? You are not alone. Here, we look at the social stigma of using drugs in order to self-medicate the problems that lie beneath the surface. Then, we invite your questions or comments at the end.

Can social media help addicts and alcoholics in recovery? INTERVIEW with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Can social media help addicts and alcoholics in recovery? INTERVIEW with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

October 2nd, 2015

Is social networking a viable tool in addiction recovery? We’re not sure yet. A Q&A with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute on how social connectedness might work for people in recovery. And how YOU can help!  More here.

Exercise addiction symptoms: Are you dependent on exercising (in an unhealthy way)?

Exercise addiction symptoms: Are you dependent on exercising (in an unhealthy way)?

October 1st, 2015

What distinguishes the everyday gym enthusiast from someone addicted to exercise? We’ve asked expert Dr. Heather A. Hausenblas, Ph.D. to help us understand the symptoms of exercise addiction. More here.

Does addiction run in families? - INTERVIEW with Dr. Howard Wetsman, MD

Does addiction run in families? – INTERVIEW with Dr. Howard Wetsman, MD

September 8th, 2015

Want the low-down on the genetics and predisposition of addiction to run in families? An exclusive Q&A with addiction psychiatry thought leader, Dr. Howard Wetsman here.

1 Finding a 12 step meeting on your phone...There's an app for that!

Finding a 12 step meeting on your phone…There’s an app for that!

August 15th, 2015

How can a phone app help you in recovery? We talk with someone who’s trying to make 12 step meetings accessible to all…no matter location or timing. More on how technology can help addicts in recovery here.

Healthy dating in recovery

Healthy dating in recovery

March 16th, 2015

What does healthy dating in recovery look like? We talk with someone who is trying to facilitate the conversation here.

Girl on the Edge - A film by Jay Silverman (REVIEW)

Girl on the Edge – A film by Jay Silverman (REVIEW)

March 9th, 2015

A film that all parents and teenagers can benefit from watching. A positive and encouraging story that can give everyone a little extra hope when it comes to teens, substance abuse, and healing.

Common addictions of troubled teen girls

Common addictions of troubled teen girls

December 14th, 2014

What common addictions to teenager girls share? Not just illegal drugs and drinking, teen girls can be addicted to exercise, prescription drugs, or sex. More here.

2 How do drugs and alcohol affect you spiritually?

How do drugs and alcohol affect you spiritually?

May 22nd, 2014

Why is a spiritual connection so important to addiction recovery? 5 reasons to work on your spiritual nature here.

1 How to change destructive thinking patterns: BOOK REVIEW

How to change destructive thinking patterns: BOOK REVIEW

March 13th, 2014

You can change destructive thinking patterns through awareness and practice … one day at a time. Here, we review the book “Chopping Wood & Carrying Water” and how it can help you in addictive recovery and beyond.

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