Are There Healthy Addictions?

Are There Healthy Addictions?

We know that drug and alcohol addiction can be deadly, which is the extreme, but there are also many unhealthy addictions. Here’s the question –  are there any healthy addictions? The answer is not as clear as you might think. People addicted to drugs, alcohol,...
Can I Ever Drink Again?

Can I Ever Drink Again?

This is a question a lot of people ask themselves when they first enter treatment. Some continue to ask this question despite countless years of alcoholic drinking and treatments for their disease. It’s a very common question. The answer is quite simple. If you truly...
Proper Nutrition After Substance Abuse

Proper Nutrition After Substance Abuse

For many individuals recovering from substance abuse, withdrawal symptoms and other struggles can seem all-consuming. Whether you or a loved one is dealing with substance abuse recovery, you may not have considered the role of proper nutrition as part of the recovery...
Understanding Cross Addiction

Understanding Cross Addiction

Addiction is complicated. The more researchers explore what causes some people to become dependent on drugs and alcohol, the more they realize that ending substance abuse is about more than just saying no. Part chemical craving and part behavior, the cycle of...
Understanding the Suffering Addict’s Brain

Understanding the Suffering Addict’s Brain

The brain of someone addicted to drugs and alcohol is maladaptive to say the least. It does not function as designed, not even close. As a result, an addict’s behavior is typically self-destructive.  Loved ones seeing this behavior get very upset. Their loved ones are...