September 24, 2015

How to Get the Most Out Of Your Acupuncture Experience

How to Get the Most Out Of Your Acupuncture Experience Acupuncture has been proven effective in a number of health areas, particularly as a method for managing pain and as an alternative to opioid painkillers. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your sessions. Have a realistic expectation of your […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
September 1, 2015

Seven Signs You Need to Find a New Therapist

Seven Signs You Need to Find a New Therapist I am always sad to hear of an individual or couple giving up on important help after one or two bad sessions with a therapist. If you are in therapy now or considering it in the future, it is important to not only choose a professional […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
August 28, 2015

How to Tell Which Therapist is Right for You

How to Tell Which Therapist is Right for You One of the most important aspects of addiction recovery is intensive one-on-one psychotherapy. There is a reason that a person uses to excess. That underlying issue must be acknowledged and worked through if recovery is going to be long lasting. Additionally, many addicts have co-occurring psychological […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
August 27, 2015

How are the Needs of Executives Seeking Addiction Treatment Unique?

How are the Needs of Executives Seeking Addiction Treatment Unique? Fighting an addiction can be difficult for anyone, but when the individual is a business executive, the difficulties increase. This can be particularly true if the person is frequently in the spotlight and works or socializes with those who are public figures, star athletes, powerful […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
August 20, 2015

These 8 Holistic Therapies Will Literally Change Your Life

These 8 Holistic Therapies Will Literally Change Your Life   How can we each live a happier, healthier, more productive life? It’s a question I get all the time not only from addicts, but others who simply want to be healthier. The good news is that there are many activities we can participate in that […]

Abuse, Acupuncture, Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Depression, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
August 19, 2015

Three Early Warning Signs of Prescription Painkiller Addiction

Three Early Warning Signs of Prescription Painkiller Addiction I can’t think of one instance in which preventing a disorder is harder than managing or recovering from it. Therefore, learning to recognize the early warning signs of prescription medication abuse can help indicate the need to take action before dependency or addiction. There are all sorts […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
August 13, 2015

The Six Best Strategies for Successful Therapy

The Six Best Strategies for Successful Therapy Intensive one-on-one psychotherapy is an important part of addiction recovery, not just in a treatment center, but for at least the first year of the recovery process. How can you find a good psychotherapist and get the most out of your psychotherapeutic experience? Here are a few strategies […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
July 22, 2015

Pill or Talk Therapy?

Pill or Talk Therapy? While it is important to continue research into the brain, its chemistry, structure and function, it is also critical to recognize that the complex issues that addicts and others with co-occurring disorders deal with are not generally subject to improvement with pharmaceutical interventions alone. Talk therapies, whether in conjunction with pharmaceuticals […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
July 16, 2015

Heroin: A Growing Problem

Heroin: A Growing Problem The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released troubling new statistics about heroin abuse in the United States. This trend should be of concern to all. The CDC reports: Heroin use has increased across the US among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels. Some of […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
June 26, 2015

Meditation: It’s So Easy Even Mice Can Do It

Meditation: It’s So Easy Even Mice Can Do It OK, that might be an overstatement, but in this case, animated lab mice teach us the benefits of meditation and how to get started on a meditation practice. In this delightful video from mindful.org, Dan Harris and Happify give us the directions needed to begin a […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse