December 18, 2018

Why connecting to your therapist matters

Becoming serious about recovery When someone is in treatment, it isn’t always by choice. Sometimes, family and friends have to rally together and stage an intervention in order for their loved one to see that they need help. They are given harsh guidelines and consequences should they choose not to go, and are often feeling […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Complementary Therapies
November 27, 2018

Why connecting with therapists and staff can make all the difference

While you’re going through treatment, it is vital you take advantage of connecting with your therapists and staff in your residential treatment center. This means not only listening to them and sitting for sessions, but actively connecting and reaching out to them throughout the process. Being an active participant with them can help keep you […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Alcohol, Alcohol Rehab Information, Alcoholism, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, PTSD, Relationships, Sober Living and Aftercare, Substance Abuse
June 22, 2016

One Résumé at a Time: Five Tips for Job Hunting in Recovery

One Résumé at a Time: Five Tips for Job Hunting in Recovery Going to a job interview can be daunting in the best of circumstances. Now that you’re in recovery from addiction, you may bring a whole host of other concerns to the interview, like how to discuss the lapses in your résumé. As you […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Mental Health
June 11, 2015

Does Addiction Recovery Require a Change in Consciousness?

Does Addiction Recovery Require a Change in Consciousness? The last ten days, I’ve been at conferences hosted by Yale University and the University of Helsinki. With my colleagues in the field of consciousness studies, we’ve been discussing change – in particular, how much change one can expect from addicts. Is addiction recovery a change of […]

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

What’s Killing White Women in the USA?

What’s Killing White Women in the USA? Historically, white women in the United States have enjoyed relatively low mortality rates, but that is quickly changing. According to a report in Bloomberg Business, research by the Urban Institute indicates a sharp spike in mortality for white women, while other ethnic/gender groups have shown overall mortality declines. […]

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

Potential of Psilocybin in Mental Health Therapy

Potential of Psilocybin in Mental Health Therapy Over the past 50 years, tens of millions of people have used entheogens, yet there just is not much scientific evidence on either positive or negative long-term effects of these substances. The classical psychedelics (LSD, psilocybin, etc.) are not known to cause brain damage and are regarded as […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
January 9, 2015

Can Meditation Change Your Gene Expression?

Can Meditation Change Your Gene Expression? The benefits of mindfulness meditation seem to be never-ending; it decreases stress and helps you focus. It can even rewire your mental circuitry. But it’s not just your synapses that see the benefits. As it turns out, meditating may change the ways in which your genes express themselves. Mindfulness […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
August 29, 2014

Effective Depression Treatment Using CBT

Effective Depression Treatment Using CBT Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has proven to be an effective treatment in minor depression, and a superior treatment when used as a supporting therapy for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Depression is a mental illness that can be costly and debilitating to sufferers, adversely affecting the course and outcome of common chronic […]

Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Depression, Depression Treatment, Parenting, Substance Abuse
August 26, 2014

On Being a “Teacher”: Thoughts as I Prepare to Depart from South Africa

I first answered Africa’s siren song in 1992, when I spent half of my junior year in college in Kenya and Tanzania. In 2008, I returned to Namibia, Botswana, and Zambia, where I started writing my doctoral dissertation in a tent on quiet afternoons. This year, I was invited to South Africa, to Cape Town […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Africa, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Anxiety, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Doctor, Drug Treatment, Substance Abuse, Uncategorized
August 25, 2014

Alcohol Causes Difficulty in Later Life

Alcohol Causes Difficulty in Later Life According to a new study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, people with a history of alcohol use disorder, which can include those drinking within recommended limits, are twice as likely to have severe memory problems in subsequent years. The study adds to the growing body of […]

Abuse, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Depression, Doctor, Drinking, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse