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1 Psychoactive Substances and the Creative Process | Does Addiction Aid Creativity?

Psychoactive Substances and the Creative Process | Does Addiction Aid Creativity?

May 19th, 2018

Psychoactive substances have long been connected to the creative process. But how does addiction affect creativity? And what’s the relationship between mental illness and creative work? A look at the darker side of the coin here.

1 Writers and Their Drugs of Choice

Writers and Their Drugs of Choice

April 15th, 2018

Does credit belong to the drugs or the writers? A look at how some of the best English language writers have struggled with addiction and often lost.

Women in Addiction Treatment: 6 Misconceptions

Women in Addiction Treatment: 6 Misconceptions

March 18th, 2018

A look at gender-based assumptions in the world of addiction treatment….that are wrong!

5 Common Arguments Against 12 Step Recovery (and the Counters)

5 Common Arguments Against 12 Step Recovery (and the Counters)

February 18th, 2018

The common arguments against 12 step programs – and their counters – here.

Addiction & Loneliness: Can You Beat Addiction Alone?

Addiction & Loneliness: Can You Beat Addiction Alone?

January 18th, 2018

You can. But why try to beat addiction on your own? Science is showing us how social connections make us more happy. This article explores the relationship between community and positivity, with tips on how you can get more connected…today!

1 The Opposite of Addiction is Connection

The Opposite of Addiction is Connection

December 18th, 2017

Addiction is not really a hedonistic pursuit. It is a grueling, maladaptive way of relating to other people and an inability to be present in one’s life and self. Explore basic concepts brought forward by The Rat Park and learn how you can overcome addiction through connecting to other people. More here.

Why Are We Unhappy? 5 Ways to Get Happier in Addiction Recovery

Why Are We Unhappy? 5 Ways to Get Happier in Addiction Recovery

November 18th, 2017

What if happiness was a practice instead of a state of mind? 5 practical ways to bring happiness into your life HERE.

The Benefits of Meditation for Addiction

The Benefits of Meditation for Addiction

October 18th, 2017

Do you hesitate when it comes to “meditation”? Here, we discuss 7 real-life benefits of adding meditation (Step 11) to your daily routine. More on the science, research, and advantages of this age-old intervention here.

The Importance of Considering Culture (and Questioning ‘Truth’) in Addiction Treatment

The Importance of Considering Culture (and Questioning ‘Truth’) in Addiction Treatment

September 18th, 2017

An academic look at how assumptions about the “truth” about addiction and its treatment can inadvertently disempower those we are trying to help.

The Cost of Addiction to U.K. Society

The Cost of Addiction to U.K. Society

August 18th, 2017

A look at the cycle of addiction, poverty, and costs that they incur to the United Kingdom. Plus, sobering facts and commentary.

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