Family members ALSO need to get help when an addict loved one receives treatment. Why should the healing process include everyone from the family unit? Get the answer here.
Is alcoholism or drug addiction in your family history? Here is how your genetics – and a variety of social and environmental factors -can contribute to developing addictive behaviors. Simple explanations here.
Disconnect anxiety can occur in some people when there is no Wi-Fi signal around. Is it possible that you are addicted to the internet and social media? More here.
Art therapies can help raise self-esteem. They also provide an opportunity to create new experiences. But, what is art therapy, really? How is it used in the treatment of addiction? Find more in the text that follows.
There are other ways of treating chronic pain that can be just as effective as narcotics. More on the exact therapies that can work here, with a section at the end for your questions.
An addiction is something that takes over your life. When treated, addiction can be a blessing in disguise…but there are no good addictions. More on understanding the compulsive urges that characterize addiction here
How can you accept the past as a child of a parent with addiction issues? Weigh in here for ideas on self-healing and share your story at the end.
Gaming can affect the brain in positive and negative ways. For example, gaming may improve visual-spatial capacity, visual acuity, multi-tasking, decision making, and tracking things. But’s all about moderation. More on the brain and gaming here.
If you need help with multiple addictions, I highly recommend this practical first person account of how one woman has coped with addiction. If you enjoy education through storytelling, this is the book for you! More inside.
How do you process anxiety in addiction recovery? Addiction is a disease of obsession, compulsion and wrong thinking. Once we begin to become aware of how we think, we begin to understand how our thinking impacts every area of our lives. More here on copying with anxiety in recovery.