Are you new to recovery? Prepare yourself! These are some of the difficult – and ignorant – questions people might ask you in addiction recovery.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Can’t quite grasp alcoholism as a “disease”? A look at the basics of defining alcohol addiction and its treatment, here.
A look at the modern research of the brain as related to addiction from contributor and neuroscientist, Derek Simon, PhD. More here.
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.