12 step support groups believe that total abstinence is the only means to complete recovery. But, can this notion be more harmful than beneficial for some individuals in recovery? More on why no one should be stigmatized for their drug replacement and maintenance, here.
Can online therapy help you deal with your addiction problems? Is it possible to chat with a therapist from your home? More about how you can find and talk to a therapist online, here.
In this article, Dr. Walton discusses strategies that counselors can use to identify and address personal prejudices and biases, specifically in relation to addiction.
Dealing with negative stinkin’ thinking in addiction recovery? Is it possible to restructure the perception you’ve built about yourself? Learn more on the causes of low self-esteem and techniques on how to get it back in this BOOK REVIEW!
You may be familiar with painkillers and alternative pain management methods, BUT do you know about the Open Focus™ technique to treat chronic pain? Open Focus™ dissolves chronic pain and stress by shifting your focus of attention. Learn more here.
Want to eat healthy, exercise, quit smoking, cut down on drinking, or stop popping pills? Learn how “Changing to Thrive” can help you identify your current Stage of Change and how you can move forward at your own pace to increase happiness. More here in our book review.
Do you view addiction interventions as opportunities to “gang up” on an addicted loved one? Here is why interventions, if done right, are exactly the opposite of an ambush!
How can you know if your boss has narcissistic traits? Dr. Louise Stanger explains how you can work with a narcissist boss and deal with communication difficulties. More here.
Are you struggling with depression in addiction recovery? Not satisfied with the results of drug therapy? This interview describes an alternative way to handle depression. Read more on how to cope with thoughts and feelings in addiction recovery here.
What can Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) do to protect patients’ susceptible to prescription opioid abuse? More here.