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...
Addiction: It’s Not How Hard You Hit

Addiction: It’s Not How Hard You Hit

I am a big movie fan. I love the Rocky series. Of all the classic lines delivered in that series, one stands out more than any other line from any other movie I have ever watched. Rocky is having a passionate discussion with his son. At one point he says something...
The True Cost of Therapy

The True Cost of Therapy

We have all heard of the countless stories in the media and elsewhere about the outrageousness cost of drug and alcohol treatment. Many of these stories are warranted but a good number are not. Here’s the truth – delivering effective treatment can be extremely...