February 21, 2020

Holistic Therapies Heal Body, Mind and Spirit:

Addiction is a complex disease that affects body, mind and spirit, often creating a sharp dissociation between these parts of the self. On the other hand, successful recovery from drugs and alcohol depends on strengthening...

December 9, 2018

"For people whose lives are dominated by relationship or sexual addiction (or any other addiction), the holiday season is an obvious set-up for slips and relapse. The justifications and rationalizations that every addict employs to one degree or another are particularl...

"Are you mourning the loss of your addictive behaviors? Do you have a support team in place to offer shared experiences, counsel, guidance, and an open heart? Have you considered that sobriety is more than the cessation of abusing a substance, person, or experience; th...

January 30, 2018

"Harm reduction incorporates a spectrum of strategies from safer use, to managed use to abstinence to meet drug users “where they’re at,” addressing conditions of use along with the use itself.

Because harm reduction demands that interventions and policies designed to...

March 22, 2017

“I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to ESCAPE from torturing memories, from a sense of i...

Grieving the loss of an experience, a substance, an opportunity, a relationship, a lifestyle, or a loved one is a process that traverses through several stages until we reach our "new normal."

Time does not heal all wounds, but we learn to accept and find a new way whil...

May 4, 2016

"In most countries, the use of opioid prescriptions is limited to acute hospitalization and trauma, such as burns, surgery, childbirth and end-of-life care, including patients with cancer and terminal illnesses. But in the United States, every adult in America can have...

"A relapse does not mean that a parent doesn’t care about their children or is unable to care for them. Parenting while in recovery is a long-term process that can be learned and practiced safely, with the focus on the well-being of the children. But everyone involved...

November 2, 2015

"Professor Peter Cohen argues that human beings have a deep need to bond and form connections. It's how we get our satisfaction. If we can't connect with each other, we will connect with anything we can find -- the whirr of a roulette wheel or the prick of a syringe. H...

November 2, 2015

"Social isolation is as potent a cause of early death as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Loneliness is twice as deadly as obesity."

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