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2 6 common questions people ask addicts in recovery

6 common questions people ask addicts in recovery

March 13th, 2017

Are you new to recovery? Prepare yourself! These are some of the difficult – and ignorant – questions people might ask you in addiction recovery.

Can functional addicts change?

Can functional addicts change?

February 27th, 2017

If someone is really “good” at being an addict, do they ever really need to change? More on how you can cope with a functional addict who never really “hits bottom” here.

Understanding superego and your loved one’s addiction

Understanding superego and your loved one’s addiction

January 24th, 2017

Addiction is described as a defensive strategy to avoid feeling helpless or powerless. How can understanding the idea of “the superego” help you understand your addicted loved one better? More here.

When does an intervention work for a drug addict or alcoholic?

When does an intervention work for a drug addict or alcoholic?

September 11th, 2016

Do you view addiction interventions as opportunities to “gang up” on an addicted loved one? Here is why interventions, if done right, are exactly the opposite of an ambush!

2 No cure for addiction? Think again

No cure for addiction? Think again

August 15th, 2016

Is addiction the real problem? Or are we dealing with a bigger issue? An exploration of the “chicken” and the “egg” syndrome that is substance abuse disorder. More here.

3 Understanding drug use and addiction - An INTERVIEW with Mikolaj Czyz

Understanding drug use and addiction – An INTERVIEW with Mikolaj Czyz

August 14th, 2016

What can make a person rethink the decision to use drugs? Read more about an interactive idea that a psychotherapist has been testing. Plus, more on the real reasons that drive substance abuse here.

Functional addicts: Is my loved one hiding an addiction?

Functional addicts: Is my loved one hiding an addiction?

May 15th, 2016

Do you suspect that a loved one is hiding an addiction? Parents, kids, spouses, lovers, and friends…all can become adept at functioning even when they are suffering inside.
So, what is addiction? And what can you do about it? We review here. Then, we invite your feedback and questions at the end.

2 Understanding alcohol addiction

Understanding alcohol addiction

April 13th, 2016

Can’t quite grasp alcoholism as a “disease”? A look at the basics of defining alcohol addiction and its treatment, here.

1 Why is addiction a brain disease?

Why is addiction a brain disease?

February 6th, 2016

A look at the modern research of the brain as related to addiction from contributor and neuroscientist, Derek Simon, PhD. More here.

4 Books to read in addiction recovery (18 MUST HAVES!)

Books to read in addiction recovery (18 MUST HAVES!)

January 30th, 2016

A list of 18 books for you to read in recovery. Whether someone you love or yourself are a recovering addict, we have outlined suggestions about self-help literature and books to help you with alcoholism, drugs, behavioral addiction, or co-occurring disorders recovery.

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