The Dangers of Self-Medicating for Depression

The Dangers of Self-Medicating for Depression

Depression is one of the most prevalent mental illnesses on the planet. Approximately 300 million people around the world suffer from some type of depression, and without treatment, it can result in suicide. Depression manifests itself in various symptoms, including...
What it Feels Like to Have an Addiction

What it Feels Like to Have an Addiction

For those who don’t suffer from drug and alcohol addiction, it is very hard to understand this disease. I have almost 20 years in recovery and sometimes it still baffles me. During the past three and a half years, we have helped hundreds of people recover. It’s a...
Addiction and the Power of Meditation

Addiction and the Power of Meditation

The mind of someone in active drug and alcohol addiction has been badly damaged. Those areas of the brain responsible for judgment are largely blocked. That’s why withdrawal by itself is not the answer. In fact, it can be deadly. In withdrawal, a person is without...
How to Survive the Holidays with Addiction

How to Survive the Holidays with Addiction

The holidays can be an enjoyable time of the year for many, but for those battling addiction, this can be the most stressful season. Many fight anxieties that stem from personal experiences, family drama and social interactions involving substances that are demons...