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...
Addiction Treatment Changes – A Mixed Bag

Addiction Treatment Changes – A Mixed Bag

The addiction treatment rehab industry has been heavily scrutinized over the past 3 years largely due to the opioid epidemic. As a result, there has been a tremendous amount of change for those trying to recover from drug and alcohol addiction – not all of it...