Brain Disease Model of Addiction

Medical research has shown that addiction is a brain disease. According to the disease model, addiction is cause by brain abnormalities and altered brain structure.  (more…)

The Rise Of Synthetic Drugs In The US

The use of synthetic drugs in the US has sharply increased.  It is being considered one of the most challenging substance abuse epidemics. Because the formulas of these substances are constantly changing, lawmakers are struggling to declare such drugs illegal. (more…)

Detach with love

Are you dealing with an addicted loved one? If you want to truly be helpful in a meaningful way, you will need to take a step back. (more…)

Dealing with Relapse

When a loved one is recovering from addiction, it is important to realize the possibility of relapse. Bumps on the road to recovery, are quite a standard part of the process.  (more…)

Another Crisis…Now What!

How do you react in a crisis? Do you start to forget your values? Is it easy for you to just give up? Often, a crisis will cause people to loose all hope, leading them to a new place of despair.  (more…)

Do you have a sex addiction?

Does sex occupy your mind excessively? Are you engaging in sexual activity too much that it takes over your life? Do you often have uncontrollable urges? (more…)

Can Mental Illness Overstimulate your Brain?

Do you ever feel an excessive amount of stimuli in the world? Do lights, smells and sounds interfere with your daily existence? Many people who suffer from a mental illness report being more sensitive to stimuli from their surroundings. (more…)

Staying Faithful, Bringing God into the Picture

Stay faithful to yourself and your spouse by bringing spirituality into your relationship. Keep the sparks of your marriage alive and thriving. (more…)

7 Things Grief Teaches You

When you are in the middle of the grieving process, it is hard to hear about the silver lining. We all know it exists, but in the moment we can't always see value in it. (more…)

When family members press our buttons

[caption id="attachment_648" align="aligncenter" width="300"] For people in recovery - when family members press our buttons[/caption] There is, for most of us, nobody is better at "pushing our buttons" than our own family members. Typically, we grant this power to upset us to nobody outside our own family. When family members press our buttons, a normal part of every family dynamic,...[ read more ]