Addiction can cause mental health problems. At the same time, people diagnosed with a mental health disorder are more prone to addiction. More on the relationship between Co-Occuring Disorders here.
Are you using drugs for pain or heartache? You are not alone. Here, we look at the social stigma of using drugs in order to self-medicate the problems that lie beneath the surface. Then, we invite your questions or comments at the end.
Can social media help addicts and alcoholics in recovery? INTERVIEW with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research InstituteOctober 2nd, 2015
Is social networking a viable tool in addiction recovery? We’re not sure yet. A Q&A with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute on how social connectedness might work for people in recovery. And how YOU can help! More here.
What distinguishes the everyday gym enthusiast from someone addicted to exercise? We’ve asked expert Dr. Heather A. Hausenblas, Ph.D. to help us understand the symptoms of exercise addiction. More here.
Want the low-down on the genetics and predisposition of addiction to run in families? An exclusive Q&A with addiction psychiatry thought leader, Dr. Howard Wetsman here.
How can a phone app help you in recovery? We talk with someone who’s trying to make 12 step meetings accessible to all…no matter location or timing. More on how technology can help addicts in recovery here.
What does healthy dating in recovery look like? We talk with someone who is trying to facilitate the conversation here.
A film that all parents and teenagers can benefit from watching. A positive and encouraging story that can give everyone a little extra hope when it comes to teens, substance abuse, and healing.
What common addictions to teenager girls share? Not just illegal drugs and drinking, teen girls can be addicted to exercise, prescription drugs, or sex. More here.
Why is a spiritual connection so important to addiction recovery? 5 reasons to work on your spiritual nature here.