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Tips For Grieving The Loss Of Your Addiction

April 20, 2017

                Drugs and alcohol can feel like our only friends at the end of our addiction. Having isolated ourselves in some way to our addictions, drugs and alcohol were what we had left. Even if our worlds were full, our hearts we’re empty. Only drugs and alcohol understood […]

Setting Healthy Boundaries Isn’t Hard To Do

April 19, 2017

                Boundaries are a foreign concept to many people. What does it mean to set healthy boundaries in your relationships with other people? Isn’t it a bit awkward to say this is what can be and this is what can’t be, don’t cross the line? If boundaries were […]

Why The Attachment Of Toxic Romantic Relationships Can Be A Detriment To Recovery

April 17, 2017

                You’re always connected to someone you love. This is as much a literal fact in the brain as it is a philosophical fact for getting through a breakup. No, you’ll never forget someone you fell in love with and developed a deep connection with. You’ll be connected […]

Why Aren’t There Medications For Eating Disorder Treatment?

April 15, 2017

                Each month there is a new breakthrough in psychopharmacology for the treatment of mental health disorders. Alcoholism and addiction, substance use disorders, are constantly being tried against various medications. America loves medications, for good reasons. For many people with many different conditions, medication works. Resolving treatment to […]

Is Your Loved One A Pathological Liar?

April 14, 2017

                Lying is an unfortunate part of addiction and alcoholism, which perpetuates the shameful stigmatizations. Addicts and alcoholics are not pathological liars by nature, they are not compulsive liars, and they don’t lie for fun. Lying happens in addiction and alcoholism due to the way the brain makes […]

Addiction Requires Assessment Not Arrests

                The ideology that addicts are criminals and need to be punished for their crime is thankfully fading away. Increasingly, the much more accurate ideology that people who struggle with addiction are living with an untreated mental health disorder is taking hold. It is true that many people […]

Where Do Body Image Issues Come From?

April 13, 2017

                Most people are dissatisfied with the way they look and feel that this is a serious consideration for how they feel about themselves, what they deserve in life, and how they conduct themselves. Where exactly do body image issues come from? Pressure From The Media “The media” […]

5 Facts About Eating Disorders

                Eating disorders are misunderstood to be extreme displays of a blatant refusal not to eat, obvious purging, and obvious bingeing. With eating disorders, there is always more than meets the eye. Eating Disorders Aren’t Isolated To Diet And Exercise: Instead, eating disorders take over every area of […]

Do You Understand Alcoholism?

April 12, 2017

                Many people don’t. Alcoholism, or alcohol use disorder, is a complex brain issue in which the mind and the body become dependent upon alcohol. Confusion, shame, and stigma make understanding alcoholism difficult. Would someone choose to become dependent upon alcohol? What could possibly cause someone to drink […]

Anxiety And Eating Disorders

              According to ADAA, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, two thirds of people who live with an eating disorder also live with an anxiety disorder. Considering the statistic that 30% of the adult population lives with an anxiety disorder, that is a significant consideration. A majority of […]