William Miko Speaks Out as Today’s Face of Recovery

There is a great deal of confusion, stigma, shame and discrimination surrounding addiction and addiction treatment and recovery. Yet those who have the chronic, often relapsing brain disease of addiction and are in recovery live healthy, productive, engaged lives — the same kinds of lives as people who do not have this disease. But allContinue Reading

Codependency – Impact of Codependent’s Self-Esteem on Relationships

Codependency – Impact of Codependent’s Self-Esteem on Relationships

Codependency expert and frequent guest author, Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT, shares her research on the impact of a codependent’s self-esteem on their relationships. 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 SetContinue Reading

Addiction Recovery – Now That’s Success – Face of Recovery Andy Vergara

Addiction Recovery – Now That’s Success – Face of Recovery Andy Vergara

There is a great deal of confusion, stigma, shame and discrimination surrounding addiction and addiction treatment and recovery. Yet those who have the chronic, often relapsing brain disease of addiction and are in recovery live healthy, productive, engaged lives — the same kinds of lives as people who do not have this disease. But all theContinue Reading

Study Drugs | Guest Author Allison Kreiger Walsh, J.D.

Study Drugs | Guest Author Allison Kreiger Walsh, J.D.

Parents may have heard their teens and college students mumbling about the power of “study drugs,” but what are they and what do they do? Today’s guest author, Allison Kreiger Walsh, J.D., of Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS), separates fact from fiction in today’s post. ARS is a network of addiction recovery programs, including online educationalContinue Reading

Taking Control of Anxiety – Guest Author, Dr. Thomas Kimball

Taking Control of Anxiety – Guest Author, Dr. Thomas Kimball

As National Mental Health Month draws to a close, I’d like to share an article on taking control of anxiety written by Dr. Thomas Kimball, Ph.D., LMFT. He serves as the Director of the Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities and holds the George C. Miller Family Regents Professorship at Texas Tech University. He is co-authorContinue Reading

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