Feelings of Depression, Addiction, And Men

Feelings of Depression, Substance Abuse, And Men Depression and substance abuse go hand in hand much of the time. Whether a person is depressed and tries to cope with it by drinking or drugging, or a person gets depressed as a result of drinking or drugging, the correlation is there. Some mental health professionals state [...]

By | February 21st, 2018|Blog, Dual Diagnosis|Comments Off on Feelings of Depression, Addiction, And Men

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

SMART Recovery Empowers You To Create a Good Life

SMART Recovery Empowers You To Create a Good Life If there’s one thing many recovering alcoholics or addicts will tell you is that when they first began recovery, it helped them to have some sort of support system.  It could have been a supportive spouse, support group, 12 Step group, counselor, doctor, rehab, friends, and [...]

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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?

Why Do I Drink More Than I Want To?

Why Do I Drink More Than I Want To? There are millions of people across the nation who drink more than they want to, and it’s not like they do this just once or twice. They do it over and over – month after month and year after year. There have been so many times [...]

By | February 17th, 2018|Alcoholism, Blog|Comments Off on Why Do I Drink More Than I Want To?

Recovery Basics: Don’t Let Your Past Dictate Your Future

Recovery Basics: Don’t Let Your Past Dictate Your Future Everyone has a past. Some people can look behind them and be alright with the memories and decisions. Other people have a difficult time with their past. They have painful memories and have not made the best decisions for their lives.  This is especially true for [...]

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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

A Family Disease–Addiction and Its Ripple Effect

A Family Disease--Addiction and Its Ripple Effect Addiction truly is a family disease.  When a loved one is addicted, the household loses its routine and sense of safety. The family lives with abnormal and prolonged, relentless stress. Unexpected, disruptive and even traumatic things happen, affecting everyone. Even when things are OK, there is the expectation [...]

By | February 14th, 2018|Blog, Living with an Addict|Comments Off on A Family Disease–Addiction and Its Ripple Effect

Dual Diagnosis: Drinking and Depression

Dual Diagnosis: Drinking and Depression Dual diagnosis treatment Drinking and depression, or dual diagnosis, go hand in hand. There are over 16 million adults struggling with clinical depression in the United States, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. There are over 350 million people who struggle with depression globally. That’s a [...]

By | February 13th, 2018|Blog, Dual Diagnosis|Comments Off on Dual Diagnosis: Drinking and Depression