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...
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,...
Chasing Illusions

Chasing Illusions

Addiction did not fully hit until my early 40’s. My alcoholic brain kept telling me that I was too good to be addicted to anything. But deep down, I knew I was and had known since I was 21 or 22 years old. Addiction was for lesser people. Not the Great Shayne (an ego...
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...