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Sound Healing for Stress Burnout in Addiction Treatment

Sound Healing for Stress Burnout in Addiction Treatment

May 26th, 2018

Dealing with addiction and stress burnout complicates recovery, so it’s critical to put your own needs first by engaging in consistent self care. Sound Healing helps you reduce and minimize the chronic stressors in your life that can lead to burnout. More here.

Psychoactive Substances and the Creative Process | Does Addiction Aid Creativity?

Psychoactive Substances and the Creative Process | Does Addiction Aid Creativity?

May 19th, 2018

Psychoactive substances have long been connected to the creative process. But how does addiction affect creativity? And what’s the relationship between mental illness and creative work? A look at the darker side of the coin here.

How Can I Explain Drug Addiction To My Employer?

How Can I Explain Drug Addiction To My Employer?

May 8th, 2018

It is not an easy task to discuss a sensitive subject such as addiction with your boss. How do you start the conversation? Read here how you can safely present the news about your drug addiction problem to your employer.

2 Game Over: WHO Shines Light on Gaming Addiction

Game Over: WHO Shines Light on Gaming Addiction

May 4th, 2018

Do you have a video game problem? Here, we look at how gaming disorder is diagnosed as per the new guidelines published by the World Health Organization. More on how to identify gaming addiction in this guest blog article from clinical therapist, Obi Unaka.

1 Writers and Their Drugs of Choice

Writers and Their Drugs of Choice

April 15th, 2018

Does credit belong to the drugs or the writers? A look at how some of the best English language writers have struggled with addiction and often lost.

1 The Roots of U.S. Stigma of Drug Use and Addiction

The Roots of U.S. Stigma of Drug Use and Addiction

February 8th, 2018

This article explores the internal and external factors of the stigma of drug use and how it relates to our social understanding of addition. In this article, we’ll look at social context and how it affects identity for drug users…plus, its implications in policy, treatment, and criminalization of drug users.

Is Addiction a Disease? Understanding the Genetics of Addiction

Is Addiction a Disease? Understanding the Genetics of Addiction

January 15th, 2018

A brief but comprehensive look at what we know about genetic predisposition for addiction. Plus, four (4) ways anyone can avoid drug or alcohol problems – even if it’s in your genes!

1 The Opposite of Addiction is Connection

The Opposite of Addiction is Connection

December 18th, 2017

Addiction is not really a hedonistic pursuit. It is a grueling, maladaptive way of relating to other people and an inability to be present in one’s life and self. Explore basic concepts brought forward by The Rat Park and learn how you can overcome addiction through connecting to other people. More here.

Can Bullying Lead to Drug Abuse? Yes!

Can Bullying Lead to Drug Abuse? Yes!

October 19th, 2017

Sadly, there is a strong connection between bullying and drug dependence. Knowing how to stop the cycle will help save children from falling prey to addiction. Here’s what parents need to know about bullying and drug dependence.

The Importance of Considering Culture (and Questioning ‘Truth’) in Addiction Treatment

The Importance of Considering Culture (and Questioning ‘Truth’) in Addiction Treatment

September 18th, 2017

An academic look at how assumptions about the “truth” about addiction and its treatment can inadvertently disempower those we are trying to help.

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