Expressive writing has been used over the past 30 years to improve physical and mental health. How can writing be applied to addiction treatment? A review of a book that can teach you how to use expressive writing to overcome addiction here.
The U.S. National Survey on Drug Use and Health has found that about 8.6 million citizens aged 12+ have admitted to using crack. But, what does the typical person using crack cocaine look like? This infographic is based on trusted governmental statistics and can answer your questions. Check it out!
Spending the Holidays in a family with alcohol or drug problems can bring on stress, depression or melancholy. But does it have to be so? Learn how you can create a holiday season that allows you the happiness you deserve, here.
In How I Became My Father...A Drunk, Bill Brochert tells his transgenerational family story of alcoholism. More on why this book is a page-turner (and we recommend it for your recovery library) like few others. Our thoughts here.
A review of the PROs and CONs of using medications for managing chronic pain. More from physician, Dr. Michael H. Lowenstein, MD here.
A call to treat people where they are at. Are you ready to look at addiction from another angle? How Step 1 can influence the way that we view the disease model of addiction. Plus, more thoughts here.
How much does using methamphetamines (meth) cost you compared to the cost of investing in treatment? A snapshot of the cost-benefit analysis this infographic.
Private addiction treatment clinics are providing service(s) to meet the treatment gap between detox and long-term sobriety when the overcrowded public sector cannot keep up. Should you opt for a luxury destination treatment for addiction? More in this interview.
How can get we get even MORE honest with ourselves in addiction recovery. Three (3) pointers from addiction therapist and coach, Luke Richardson, here.
If you cannot let go, leave, or change an addict… you are stuck in a loop! More here on how to break free and live the life you want. With a section at the end for you to share more about your own situation.
Growing up in an alcoholic environment can have a lasting effect on a person, and in some cases, may only become apparent in adulthood. An article on the effects of alcoholism on the family and what you can do to get help. More here.