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

Successful Addiction Recovery Begins Before You Feel Ready

​ 3 Reasons why you are ready for the next stage of your recovery… even if you don’t feel like it! ___ Do you remember the day when you passed your drives exam received your license? How did you feel? Excited and probably a little nervous. Finally you can drive on your own. You (finally) … More Successful Addiction Recovery Begins Before You Feel Ready

Choosing Yourself: A No Nonsense Guide to Change

5 No-Nonsense Ways to Choose Yourself and Change Your Life ___ Every day you have 24 hours. Most of those hours are probably directed towards things that matter to you: Work, family, nutrition, exercise and Television. For some of us, TV may come first and if that is you, your priorities are probably out of … More Choosing Yourself: A No Nonsense Guide to Change