Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, you join the ranks of countless people with active addictions. This is how many have described their situations just prior to seeking help. And, it is the condition cited often when people with addictions are asked [...]

By | February 22nd, 2018|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

The Opposite of Addiction – Why it Might Not be Sobriety

The Opposite of Addiction – Why it Might Not be Sobriety   Have you ever wondered what the opposite of addiction really is? Is it sobriety? Many of us would say that yes, this is absolutely the opposite of having an addiction, but what if it’s something else? What if we take the idea of [...]

By | February 20th, 2018|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on The Opposite of Addiction – Why it Might Not be Sobriety

Should You Try Rehab Even if You Think it Won’t Work?

Should You Try Rehab Even if You Think it Won’t Work?   Should you try rehab even if you think it won’t work? People ask this question every day, but the answer isn’t always as clear as we would like. However, new research shows that if you’re certain that you’re ready to start living clean [...]

By | February 19th, 2018|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Should You Try Rehab Even if You Think it Won’t Work?

An Addictive Illness–Accepting It and Dealing with It, or Not

An Addictive Illness--Accepting It and Dealing with It, or Not An addictive illness is no small experience. And, it doesn’t matter short your bout with one is. It is still going to be a serious challenge and a very memorable life event. It can be prevented. An addiction is a powerful illness, and anyone who [...]

By | February 16th, 2018|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on An Addictive Illness–Accepting It and Dealing with It, or Not

An Addict’s Life—the Underbelly of Addiction

An Addict’s Life—the Underbelly of Addiction An addict’s life is mystifying to someone who has never had a substance problem, and to those who have, it can cause a deep and abiding compassion. I think this compassion is partially why so many in addiction recovery stay in 12-Step programs like AA or NA (Alcoholics Anonymous [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on An Addict’s Life—the Underbelly of Addiction

Conflict, Confrontation, Avoidance and Addiction

Conflict, Confrontation, Avoidance and Addiction Conflict is no stranger to people with substance problems. It lies in wait for us seemingly at every turn when things are finally beginning to fall apart. The conflict with loved ones is apt to be quite intense, but so is the inner conflict of anyone with an addiction. Similarly, [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Conflict, Confrontation, Avoidance and Addiction

Inside a Substance Disorder—the Mechanics of the Illness

Inside a Substance Disorder—the Mechanics of the Illness A Substance Disorder is an illness—what we commonly call substance abuse or addiction. It is diagnosable by a standard list of symptoms medically, and its ‘remission’, or recovery from it, is diagnosed by the absence of those symptoms. A Substance Disorder (or more accurately, a Substance Use [...]

By | January 13th, 2018|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Inside a Substance Disorder—the Mechanics of the Illness

What Are The Most Addictive Drugs?

What Are The Most Addictive Drugs? While there are varying answers to the question, “What are the most addictive drugs?” many people will tell you that there are a handful of drugs that rank up there as drugs to never, ever try. Why? Because they are so addictive and quite deadly, to say the least. [...]

By | January 11th, 2018|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on What Are The Most Addictive Drugs?

Hiding Addiction – Why Your Loved One Does It

Hiding Addiction – Why Your Loved One Does It   Hiding addiction is very common. Throughout most of our lives, we encounter people every day that are struggling to hide their addictions and function normally. It’s sad when you think about it, and scary. What if it turns out that your doctor is hiding his [...]

By | January 8th, 2018|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Hiding Addiction – Why Your Loved One Does It

Aspects of Denial–the Many Faces of Addiction’s Core Symptom

Aspects of Denial--the Many Faces of Addiction's Core Symptom Aspects of denial ripple through an addicted person's life in various forms and some are well-disguised enough to be overlooked. Denial is a core characteristic of any addictive process, and in the most severe forms of an illness can be quite diverse in the way it [...]

By | January 7th, 2018|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Aspects of Denial–the Many Faces of Addiction’s Core Symptom