The Addiction Recovery Process

The Addiction Recovery Process

Addiction is a chronic brain disease that reshapes the internal functions of the brain. As a result, it has devastating effects on the suffering individual – insatiable physical and psychological cravings, distorted thoughts, emotions and perceptions. In addiction,...
Addiction is Not a Choice

Addiction is Not a Choice

It amazes me how little understanding there is around addiction. Mountains of evidence show that drug and alcohol addiction is a chronic brain disease as well as a progressive disease. Over time and without effective treatment, the disease will get worse, often ending...
Is Addiction Genetic?

Is Addiction Genetic?

In my 40 plus years of working with suffering addicts and alcoholics, I have definitely seen a genetic component to the disease of addiction. Over the years, a great deal of medical research has been done around the genetics of addiction. We now know that certain...
The Four Agreements – A Powerful Tool

The Four Agreements – A Powerful Tool

I have been working and studying in the field of mental health and addiction for more than 30 years and have seen many treatment advances. One of the most effective tools used with clients is The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. They are: Always do your best Don’t...