Is it wrong to be selfish in early recovery?
Is it wrong to be selfish when you’re newly clean and sober? Yes. And no. We review both sides of the argument for and against selfishness in addiction recovery here.
Generalized anxiety disorder versus PTSD
What’s the difference between PTSD and GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder)? Find out here.
Motivational interviewing practice for drug use and problem drinking
The nature of addiction is ambivalence. But as therapists, we want to avoid resistance to “change” in our clients. Written for psychologists in clinical practice treating potential addiction, we present three(s) ways to identify motivation, change, and tailored treatment for drug and alcohol abuse clients here.
PTSD support groups
Here we outline the Top 3 places to find PTSD support: either in major cities, online or by starting your own PTSD support group. Learn more about PTSD support groups here.
Can personal narratives about drug addiction help others? BOOK REVIEW
Personal narratives are the backbone of 12 step programs. But can a book about addiction stories actually help other addicts and those they love? Yes. More on Mary Addenbrooke’s book of addiction case studies (and their helpfulness) here.
Drug Addiction and PTSD
Addictions can result from the immense pressure of symptoms from PTSD. A review of post traumatic stress and how it impacts us. Plus, Dr. Steve offers guidance from the Bible on how to heal from PTSD here.
Coping with changes in relationships during early addiction recovery
Wonder how relationships will be if you give up the bottle or the drugs? Coping with changes in relationships is essential to healthy recovery from addiction. Learn how one man got through it, and how you can, too.
Emotional pain and emotional healing in addiction recovery
Pain is something that we all must deal with sooner or later. It is the great leveler in life. We may come from different backgrounds and various parts of the world, but are find a common group in relating to each other through our experience with pain.
Letting go of the past – How to let go of anger
One of the biggest steps in getting free from addiction is the step to forgive someone who has hurt you. Having the courage to “let it go,” is a something you need to do. Isn’t it time to get started on getting free? Read here to learn how.
The victim mentality in addiction treatment
Getting out of the victim mentality is an important part of recovery from past trauma. But how can you learn to accept the past and move forward in life without using drugs or alcohol if you are the victim of trauma? More on victim mentality in addiction treatment here.