Friday September 19th 2014



Empathy and substance abuse counseling

June 26th, 2014

Empathy in substance abuse counseling is well documented. But how can you use empathy in the context of varying viewpoints? Licensed clinical social worker and drug/alcohol counselor Kenneth Pecoraro elucidates here.

Family dysfunction and addiction: 3 steps for better emotional health

June 13th, 2014

Addiction promotes family dysfunction. So how can you break out of roles you’ve adapted to survive? Maggie Harmon speaks from experience here.


Guilt and shame in addiction recovery: 10 activities to help cope

January 30th, 2014

You can learn to understand AND cope with guilt and shame after addiction. 10 practical steps on the psychological healing process during recovery from LCSW, LCADC, and CCS Kenneth Pecoraro here.


Honesty in addiction treatment

January 14th, 2014

Self-sabotage is a frequent barrier to those seeking addiction treatment and comes in many forms. So what’s the role of honest in addiction treatment? We explore here.

How to stop using drugs on your own: Surrender to Win!

January 1st, 2014

This can be YOUR YEAR. It can be the year that you finally surrender your addictions, worries, fears and regrets from the past. How to stop using drugs on your own here.

What is a Change Analysis?

December 31st, 2013

The purpose of a Change Analysis in substance abuse treatment is to try to open up an honest conversation about what is really going in the mind of those we are trying to help. More about what a Change Analysis involves, and major points of discussion here.


Holiday tips for people in recovery

December 19th, 2013

Need some help through the holidays? You’re not alone. Here we offer you 7 spiritual tips for staying sane (and sober) through the holidays. For people in recovery…and beyond!


“The Holidays” in addiction recovery: Hell for the Holidays?

December 12th, 2013

How can you prepare for the Holidays? Learn how to break into new possiblities and create a new life for yourself with your family. More from author and recovery icon, Dr. Howard Samuels, here.


Addiction recovery tools (other than The 12 Steps)

November 6th, 2013

Learning to overcome addiction and related mental health issues is a huge challenge. Here, we review tools you may NEVER HAVE HEARD ABOUT. Then, we invite your questions and comments at the end.


How to treat compulsive thinking

October 18th, 2013

Compulsive thinking creates thought patterns that are life draining. Learn a few simple steps to change compulsive thinking here. And ask your questions about how to change thought patterns at the end.

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