Misuse of Ritalin–Prescription Stimulant Abuse and Addiction

Misuse of Ritalin--Prescription Stimulant Abuse and Addiction Misuse of Ritalin (methylphenidate) leads to addiction for many people and can cause many physical and psychological problems long before misuse is severe. Ritalin is a psychostimulant drug, often called simply a stimulant. It activates the brain and central nervous system causing increased activity. When used medically, it [...]

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Are You Drinking To Cope With Anxiety?

Are You Drinking To Cope With Anxiety? It’s no secret that many people drink in order to combat anxiety.  After one or two drinks, they state that they feel more relaxed and can navigate relationships or social scenes better.  This may sound great, but there are many people who cannot stop drinking after just one [...]

By | February 3rd, 2018|Alcoholism, Blog|Comments Off on Are You Drinking To Cope With Anxiety?

A Personal Note – Letting Your Addicted Grown Child Have Her Own Life Can be Really Tough

A Personal Note – Letting Your Addicted Grown Child Have Her Own Life Can be Really Tough   This week for a personal note, I want to talk about how letting your addicted grown child have her own life can be so hard. This is one of the areas that I personally really struggle with, [...]

By | February 2nd, 2018|A Personal Note, Blog|Comments Off on A Personal Note – Letting Your Addicted Grown Child Have Her Own Life Can be Really Tough

Maintaining Positive Energy During Recovery – What You Think is What You Are

Maintaining Positive Energy During Recovery – What You Think is What You Are   For years, experts have understood that maintaining positive energy during recovery is essential to experience success in their journey, but a new way of thinking suggests that what think might actually become what you are. In other words, if you think [...]

By | February 1st, 2018|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on Maintaining Positive Energy During Recovery – What You Think is What You Are

Concerned about Concerta Abuse and Addiction?

Concerned about Concerta Abuse and Addiction? Concerta abuse and addiction are reasonable concerns even if you or a loved one have a legitimate medical prescription. Concerta is an especially problematic drug that is misused often by teenagers and young adults. But, anyone at any age can develop problems with it. Prescribed for ADHD, or Attention-Deficit [...]

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Power and Control Struggles–Self-Sabotage in Treatment and Recovery

Power and Control Struggles--Self-Sabotage in Treatment and Recovery Power and control struggles are not uncommon in addiction treatment and recovery. They occur for many reasons, some that are not directly related to addiction, but others that certainly are. For example, there are personality traits and patterns that develop apart from substance use. Such personality issues [...]

By | January 30th, 2018|Blog, Overcoming Addiction|Comments Off on Power and Control Struggles–Self-Sabotage in Treatment and Recovery

Are You Lonely In Recovery From Addiction?

Are You Lonely In Recovery From Addiction? Most likely, when you were in active addiction or alcoholism, you spent a decent amount of time hanging out with your party friends.  You may have felt a twinge of loneliness at times, but you were able to get around others and enjoy the scene, drinking or drugging. [...]

By | January 30th, 2018|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on Are You Lonely In Recovery From Addiction?

Addiction is a Chronic Condition – You Can’t Manage it Without Help

Addiction is a Chronic Condition – You Can’t Manage it Without Help   If you’ve been hearing lately that addiction is a chronic condition, you’re not alone. Research shows that, like many other types of chronic conditions, addiction is a long-term disease that needs to be treated in order to control it. Now, you might [...]

By | January 29th, 2018|Addiction Education, Blog|Comments Off on Addiction is a Chronic Condition – You Can’t Manage it Without Help

The Brain’s Recovery from Addiction–Reversing the Damage of the Illness

The Brain's Recovery from Addiction--Reversing the Damage of the Illness The brain's recovery from addiction can often be a difficult subject to address. Many people who are overcoming addictions worry about any damage their brains might have suffered as a result of drinking or using substances, and it can be painful to consider. However, understanding [...]

By | January 28th, 2018|Blog, Healthy recovery|Comments Off on The Brain’s Recovery from Addiction–Reversing the Damage of the Illness