May 25th, 2017
Is your teen engaging on social media in an addictive way? Professional support can identify and address the underlying causes. We review what YOU can do as a parent here. Your questions are welcomed at the end.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
April 13th, 2016
Can’t quite grasp alcoholism as a “disease”? A look at the basics of defining alcohol addiction and its treatment, here.
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.