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.
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!
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.
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.
An academic look at how assumptions about the “truth” about addiction and its treatment can inadvertently disempower those we are trying to help.
Is your thinking creating a victim mindset? Learn how to recognize the 3 main beliefs of “victim mentality” here.
Can you get effective EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy from home? The Virtual EMDR Program may offer you just that! We experienced the service for ourselves and present you with our findings, here.
A brief look at the common “substitution” addictions that pop up in addiction recovery. Learn what they are and what you can do to prevent them.
A look at the clinical definitions of “substance abuse” and “addiction” with signs of each. Plus, a section on the myths and truths related to using drugs. A basic primer for curious readers here.
Are you a Correctional Officers looking for addiction help? One program targets your needs precisely. More about the First Responders Program here.