Author Archives: Guest Author

The Craving Brain – Q & A with Author Dr Anderson Spickard

The Craving Brain – Q & A with Author Dr Anderson Spickard

I was invited to read and review The Craving Brain: Science, Spirituality and the Road to Recovery recently. Unfortunately I am unable to do so at this time, but I was so intrigued by the title and book summary that I wanted to share a Q & A with one of the books co-authors, Dr. Anderson Spickard, Jr.Continue Reading

Relationship Killers: Anger | Resentment

Relationship Killers: Anger | Resentment

Anger | resentment – both can be relationship killers explains today’s guest author,  Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT.  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

Relatable Stories of Addicts | Howard Goodman, MA LMFT

Relatable Stories of Addicts | Howard Goodman, MA LMFT

Often it is the stories of those who have struggled with a substance use disorder (aka addiction) that help a person either seek or sustain long term recovery. Today’s guest author, Howard P. Goodman, MA LMFT, shares relatable stories of those who struggle with these disorders. Goodman is a licensed psychotherapist and addiction specialist whoContinue Reading

6 Signs Indicating You’ve Lost Control of Your Addiction

6 Signs Indicating You’ve Lost Control of Your Addiction

Sharing six signs indicating you have lost control of addiction is the topic of today’s guest post by Carl Towns. Carl writes: I’m a 28-year-old wanna-be writer; I am also a recovering addict in the path of self-discovery. My goal is to learn as many things as possible and to seize every single moment IContinue Reading

Finding a 12 Step Meeting Made Easy – Michael Long

Finding a 12 Step Meeting Made Easy – Michael Long

Finding a 12 step meeting near you – let alone answers to all the other questions one may have: What is the next meeting closest to my current location? Where exactly is the address of this meeting on a map (addresses usually require additional research on a map)? How do I get to this meeting using the easiestContinue Reading

The Mindfulness Practice of Just Looking

The Mindfulness Practice of Just Looking

Having a mindfulness practice can be an integral part of recovery – whether that’s recovery from a substance use disorder or from secondhand drinking | secondhand drugging. But it can seem a daunting task – clear your mind and focus on the present – HOW?! Especially when your mind is bouncing from thought to thoughtContinue Reading

Todd McCollough Shares His Story of Recovery

Todd McCollough Shares His Story of Recovery

So many people can be helped when a person shares their story of recovery because there continues to be 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, engagedContinue Reading

CoOccurring Disorders | Anger | Addiction | Recovery Connection

CoOccurring Disorders | Anger | Addiction | Recovery Connection

CoOccurring Disorders and the anger, addiction, and recovery connection is important to understand when assessing how best to help someone treat their addiction and succeed in long-term recovery. Today’s guest author, Joe Koelzer, delves into the complexities of this connection in his article shared below. Joe holds a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology from theContinue Reading