Sean O – Today’s Face of Addiction Recovery

Sean O – Today’s Face of Addiction Recovery

It is my great pleasure to introduce Sean O – today’s Face of Addiction Recovery– who has graciously agreed to share his story of alcohol, cocaine and heroin addiction and recovery. Why share? There is a great deal of confusion, stigma, shame and discrimination surrounding addiction and addiction treatment and recovery. Yet those who have the chronic,Continue Reading

Recovery from Rejection and Breakups | Darlene Lancer

Recovery from Rejection and Breakups | Darlene Lancer

In her post today, frequent guest author, Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT, helps readers understand why we feel so much pain from rejection and breakups and what we can do to heal. Darlene is the author of Codependency for Dummies and Conquering Shame and Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You, and her latest eBook is titled, Dealing with aContinue Reading

Cultivating Gratitude – Guest Author Fran Simone

Cultivating Gratitude – Guest Author Fran Simone

Cultivating Gratitude – a powerful topic and the subject of today’s guest post by Fran Simone. Fran (Frances) Simone, Ph.D., is the author of Dark Wine Waters, My Husband of a Thousand Joys and Sorrows, a memoir that illuminates the heartbreaking story of a marriage compromised by the husband’s alcoholism. She wrote it to help theContinue Reading

Stopped Drinking But Now Crave Sugar

Stopped Drinking But Now Crave Sugar

“I’m an alcoholic in recovery, so I’ve stopped drinking but now crave sugar and am having a really hard time not bingeing on sweets. Why and what can I do?,” a woman asked at a recent community workshop at which I was the presenter. It was hosted by a chemical dependency alumni association and open to the public.Continue Reading

Dealing with Opiate Withdrawal – Guest Author George Catlin

Dealing with Opiate Withdrawal – Guest Author George Catlin

Dealing with opiate withdrawal is huge and often the basis for the calls I receive from those struggling and the family members who love them. George Catlin, founder of Withdrawal Ease – an outcome of his own struggle with opiate dependency following a surgical procedure in 2007 – shares his top 8 tips. George has written The Opiate Withdrawal SurvivalContinue Reading

Bringing the Family Voice to Addiction and Recovery – Kathy Frasier

Bringing the Family Voice to Addiction and Recovery – Kathy Frasier

It’s not uncommon to learn of the ravages of the addiction from the perspective of the person struggling with this chronic, often relapsing brain disease. But hearing if from the family side – the moms, dads, sisters, brothers, cousins – is a less common occurrence. So when I read Kathy Fraiser’s FB share following the Christmas holiday,Continue Reading

Communication is Important in Long term Recovery

Communication is Important in Long term Recovery

“We all know how important communication is to relationships in general, but when you’re in a relationship with someone in recovery, it’s absolutely vital,” writes today’s guest author, Nadine Herring.  Nadine is the owner of Virtually Nadine, a virtual assistant company that provides online administrative support and social media management to addiction specialists and social serviceContinue Reading

Loneliness and Codependency – Guest Author Darlene Lancer

Loneliness and Codependency – Guest Author Darlene Lancer

Frequent guest author, Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT, explores the connection between loneliness and codependency in her post, today. Darlene is the author of Codependency for Dummies and Conquering Shame and Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You, and her latest eBook is titled, Dealing with a Narcissist, 8 Steps to Raise Self-Esteem and Set Boundaries with Difficult People. She canContinue Reading