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Addiction – A Choice or a Disease?

Regardless of how much research is done to prove the fact that addiction is indeed a disease, some continue to believe that it is a choice and that the people dealing with addiction are somehow to blame. Addiction is not a choice. The act of using drugs or abusing alcohol is a choice, however, becomingRead More

Blame and Addiction

For many of us, there were reasons that we started using drugs or began drinking heavily. Maybe it was just for fun or possibly to fit in with the “cool” crowd. Perhaps it was to numb the pain of an abusive relationship or debilitating depression or anxiety. We all have our “why” when it comesRead More

Women and Alcoholism – Scary Changes

For decades, when we thought about alcoholism, we thought of men. Generally speaking, men of all ages. We hear stories about the drunken teenage boys causing trouble on the weekends and the older men that become regulars at the local bar each night after work. What we don’t always hear about are the women thatRead More

Finding Self-Worth in Recovery

For some, abusing drugs and alcohol is a way of life. They have been using for so long that they can hardly even remember who they were before drugs and alcohol abuse. Sometimes their entire persona is wrapped up in partying and getting drunk or high. When those things are suddenly gone, it is notRead More

Dating in Recovery

Countless articles, television shows, novels, and blog posts have been dedicated to the topic of dating. Topics cover everything from what not to say to what to wear on your first date. With so much emphasis on dating, the idea of dating when in recovery can be a controversial conversation. Like many other topics, everyoneRead More

Behavioral Therapy for Addiction

There are many different types of therapy for those of us dealing with addiction. How will you know what is right for you? Sometimes it just comes down to trial and error, while other times a bit of research can give you an excellent idea of how a particular therapy works and whether it mightRead More

Addiction and Hormones

No two people have an identical composition of hormones within their bodies. Often when people think about hormones, they immediately think of the crazy behavior hormones create in teenagers or the hormones that influence an individual’s sex drive. The reality is that our bodies are made up of a myriad of hormones, and they ebbRead More

Loneliness and Addiction

Addiction can take over your life. What sometimes begins with just something you occasionally do can quickly turn into something that controls your every action and influences all of your decisions. When this happens, you may turn your back on the people in your life that love you the most. They want what is bestRead More