Steven Tyler on What Motivates Him to Build a Life Without Drugs

Rock and Roll giveth, and it taketh away. Steven Tyler: Singer, songwriter and founding member of the legendary rock band Aerosmith. Tyler admits that his substance use ruined his life. “It took away everything I loved and cherished.” (Source: Maui News) I’m not much of a fan of his music, but I am a fan of … More Steven Tyler on What Motivates Him to Build a Life Without Drugs

What if Addiction Is Not a Disease and Your Brain isn’t “Broken”?

I keep dragging around what’s bringing me down If I just let go, I’d be set free Holding on Why is everything so heavy? Linkin Park, “Heavy.” • • • The idea that some brains are broken is a myth. Brains don’t become broken. Brains learn as we repeat our experiences and our decisions. Sometimes … More What if Addiction Is Not a Disease and Your Brain isn’t “Broken”?

Not Everyone Needs Treatment for Their Addiction

According to a study of 40,000 Americans, it turns out that nearly half of those who experience an addiction find a way to change, without treatment. According to the Recovery Research Institute: 9.1% American adults have resolved a significant alcohol or other drug problem 51% reported alcohol as their primary problem 11% cannabis 10% stimulants … More Not Everyone Needs Treatment for Their Addiction

Five Things that You Hate, but Need in Your Recovery… Right Now

This was not a fun article to write for me. I had to face my own tendency to take the safe route, to allow emotional triggers to ruin my day (and sometimes my week), and avoid the boring routines that add up to improved well-being. We all do it, I know. But that’s an easy … More Five Things that You Hate, but Need in Your Recovery… Right Now