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,...
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 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...
How Can I Tell If I’m Addicted?

How Can I Tell If I’m Addicted?

Everyone wants to have fun. While engaging in an enjoyable activity is perfectly normal, it is paramount to understand when pleasure crosses a line. According to USA Today, approximately one out of every seven Americans will face some kind of substance addiction in...