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.
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.
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.
Looking a way to face reality, people in addiction recovery may find themselves feeling depressed. Here, we review some some ways to cope with depression:
Addiction leaves many relationships broken, so what can you do? Discover the DO’s and DONT’s that will help you mend and improve your relationship with a recovering addict after rehab is over.
Looking for an effective and quick intervention for stress? Here, Editor Lee Weber talks about her personal experience working with Dr. Bob Wright and his stress management methods. More on what they are and how they can work for you here.
Is the “no intimate relationships during the first year of sobriety” suggestion important to follow? Here, we explain why dating and starting new relationships in early recovery is not recommended.
If you are looking into outpatient programs for addiction, read what you can expect in terms of intensity, structure, duration, and costs. More here on how OPs for addiction work.