Florida Halfway House Scams and How to Avoid Them – Guest Author Sam Knight

Florida Halfway House Scams and How to Avoid Them – Guest Author Sam Knight

A halfway house – also known as a sober living home – is a place to live for persons in recovery from alcohol or other drugs, often following a stay at a residential treatment center or while in an intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment program. Today’s guest author, Sam Knight, is in recovery from heroin and alcohol addiction,Continue Reading

Childhood Trauma – Substance Misuse Connection

The childhood trauma – substance misuse connection is one of the most important interactions society as a whole must understand. It is profoundly life changing because it changes a child or teen’s brain circuitry – meaning how their brain wires, thus how it works, thus what that child or teen thinks, feels, says and does,Continue Reading

Medical | Non-Medical Remedies for Opioid Addiction

Medical | Non-Medical Remedies for Opioid Addiction

Joshna Roy, author of today’s guest post on remedies for opioid addiction, is the writer and social media strategist at Withdrawal-Ease.com, a blog that educates readers on detox and withdrawal options for Opioid addicts. She is a health and fitness expert and writes mostly on topics relating to health, psychology and paleontology. Medical and Non-MedicalContinue Reading

Mindfully Recover | Jay Pignatiello

Mindfully Recover | Jay Pignatiello

Incorporating meditation in recovery can be a wonderful tool for some people as a means of controlling the crazy “thinking” that can be part of one’s addiction. Sharing his thoughts on meditation in recovery is today’s guest author, Jay Pignatiello. Jay is the Community Outreach Director for OneMindDharma, an online recovery and meditation community thatContinue Reading

Five Essential Tips For Families of Heroin Addicts

Five Essential Tips For Families of Heroin Addicts

Sharing essential tips for families of heroin addicts is today’s guest author, Josh Butcher, founder of Ohio Addiction Recovery Center. When asked to share a bit of his background and reasons for founding Ohio Addiction Recovery Center, Josh explained: I grew up in a middle class family in the suburbs of Columbus. From a young age IContinue Reading

Chronic Pain Maps in the Brain – Implications for Pain Medication Addiction

Chronic Pain Maps in the Brain – Implications for Pain Medication Addiction

One of the most surprising, “ah-ha,” “no wonder this happened” findings of my 12+ years research has been the fact that the brain controls EVERYTHING we think, feel, say and do – everything! This means chronic pain is “felt” in the brain. I wrote about this concept in my August 29, 2014 article, “Chronic Pain and Opioid Addiction,”Continue Reading

Detox: the Physical Process of Recovery

Detox: the Physical Process of Recovery

Explaining detox – the physical process of recovery – is today’s guest author, Patricia L. Ryding, Psy.D. Dr. Ryding is the Executive Director of Beach House Center for Recovery, a drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation center in Juno Beach, Florida. She is a licensed clinical psychologist who brings over 30 years of experience as bothContinue Reading

Alcohol Awareness Month – Information and Help for the 90 Million Americans Affected by Someone’s Alcohol Misuse

Alcohol Awareness Month – Information and Help for the 90 Million Americans Affected by Someone’s Alcohol Misuse

I’m using Alcohol Awareness Month to share information and help for the 90 million Americans affected by a loved one’s alcohol misuse. 90 million. These are the moms, dads, husbands, wives, children, grandchildren, brothers, sister, grandparents, boyfriends, girlfriends and close friends who are affected by a loved one’s drinking behaviors; in other words, the people affectedContinue Reading