the elusive art of communication for drug and alcohol addicts

The Elusive Art of Communication

Communication is essential to treatment. It’s the lack of honest communication that is frequently one of the biggest stumbling blocks in reaching and maintaining...
overcoming the grip of resentment in drug and alcohol abuse recovery

Overcoming The Grip of Resentment

Resentment is an emotional cancer. It forms deep inside and eats you alive. Resentment typically stems from frustration over being slighted and consumes you...
Affirmations that work for drug addicts and abusers

Affirmations That Really Work

The Power of Affirmations One of the many-faceted tools utilized in addiction treatment is the basic affirmation, yet all too often it is taken for...
stress and drug addiction

Stress and Drug Addiction

I am in the healthcare field. Throughout the past 25 years, I have witnessed a distressing trend in how individuals in medical and patient-centered...
the numbers for the painkiller addiction epidemic keep getting worse

The Numbers Keep Getting Worse recently reported that there were 52,404 deaths from drug overdoses in 2015. A separate report in the Washington Post noted that an estimated...
feel your best and beat drug and alcohol addiction

Feel Your Best

Did you know that heat affects our mood? With the increase in summer temperatures, we may experience trouble sleeping, dehydration and general hotheadedness. Studies...
get your drug and alcohol recovery on

Get Your Recovery On!

Everyone has a story. For many of us, our story includes chapters of addiction. Fortunately, we can also experience chapters about our recovery and...
the new science behind drug and alcohol addiction

The Science of Addiction

Wouldn’t it be great if we discovered a magic potion to put an end to the pain and suffering of addiction once and for...
validation after drug and alcohol rehabilitation


There I am on the side of my bed, hunched over my legs, as my fingers twist and pull. I stand up to get...
story of a newcomer to a narcotics anonymous meeting

The Newcomer

So, I’m standing outside a Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meeting I’ve never been to before, smoking a cigarette and checking the time on my phone....

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