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,...
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...
Depressant Addiction and Recovery

Depressant Addiction and Recovery

Depressant substances generally work by slowing down the body and thus creating a sense of relaxation. Alcohol is one of the most common depressants. It is legal and widely available. Many who eventually become addicted start out by using alcohol in small amounts,...