Addiction: Why It’s a Progressive Disease

Addiction: Why It’s a Progressive Disease

Cunning, baffling and powerful – that’s how many describe addiction, which is truly a horrific disease. It’s also progressive. Once a person is addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, the disease gets worse if the person remains in active addiction. A vicious cycle takes...
Steps To Take After a Relapse

Steps To Take After a Relapse

Relapse is a common experience for many who are trying to leave compulsive behaviors behind. Falling back into addictive patterns when you want out is frustrating and discouraging. It doesn’t have to be the end of your story, however. Understanding why relapse occurs...
Addiction: Why Some Recover and Some Don’t

Addiction: Why Some Recover and Some Don’t

Addiction is a powerful and mysterious disease. Why do some recover but others don’t? Here’s my take: I have treated thousands of addicts over the past 20 plus years and have never seen anyone relapse who 1) entered a good rehab program, 2) did all the required work,...
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...
Demi Lovato’s Relapse Teaches us How to Ask for Help

Demi Lovato’s Relapse Teaches us How to Ask for Help

“One of the hardest things was learning I was worth recovery.” – Demi Lovato Recently, Demi Lovato, a well-known singer, celebrity, and superstar revealed she relapsed. After, celebrating six years of recovery this year, Demi returned to engaging in her addiction....