Guest article by Jake Moreno Addiction recovery treatment programs are divided into two groups: inpatient and outpatient. The fundamental difference between them is that inpatient care involves residing in a rehab center for the extent of their treatment and outpatient care involves staying at home and attending treatment during the day. Inpatient rehab has a … More How to Get the Most out of Outpatient Treatment
I confess, I am a Geek Dad, and I capitalize Geek Dad because I am proud of my title. Just so we are clear, here is the definition: Geek Dads are interested in video games, comic books, superheroes, science fiction and other “geeky” things and we bring these into our parenting (and work, and romance, and … More 10 Great Things About Being a Geek Dad
Recovery begins when we admit that we are powerless. But admitting our powerlessness will not change us. Admitting we are powerless to drink, to drugs, to food, to overbuying, and being over-busy will do little more than make us see how empty we really are. Recovery begins when we admit that we are powerless. But … More The Playful Path to Recovery
What do you think? I find it’s easy to get hooked thinking about and stressing over the things I have little control over. I can’t change my moods, I cannot erase my fears or make things easier. But I focus much of my energy on these things. I am working right now on settling intentions. … More I’m Hooked, and Sometimes I like It!
Your addiction has a dream for your life. So does your anxiety. And your depression. And also your memories… and yes, your shame has a vision for you too. • • • If you are reading this blog, you or someone you care about may live with one or more of these experiences: addiction or … More Anxiety or Addiction: Whatever Scares You is Your Friend
Being in recovery from depression, anxiety or addiction is not simply finding a way to be happy. It is about boundaries, healthy self-care, communication and accepting both hard things and things you cannot change. For the rest of the article, “Four Ways that ‘Self-care’ will sabotage your well being” click on the photo. Photo by … More Pursuing Happiness Can Sabotage Your Recovery
Explicit warning “Heroin… it’s not a drug you take to make your life better, which is what I’m looking for, it’s a drug that empties you out of one life and pours you wholesale into another one completely where it’s all very fucking wonderful but the drug is the only way into it and the … More What Began as a Solution can Quickly Become the Problem
Accepting what we can change is self-care. It is doing what we can to improve ourselves, our life, our work just a little bit each day. It is the ugly-hard-uncomfortable stuff. It is learning that no matter how old, stubborn, inflexible, proud or independent we may be, we can do something. And then we do … More Acceptance is Self-Care
For more of the article, “6 Activities That are Like Vitamins for Your Mind,” click on the photo.
The courage to be raw about our mental health is under attack ____ Guest post by Joseph Rauch For more than 14 years Natasha Tracy has been writing about her experience living with bipolar disorder. Early on in her career, a reader criticized the tone and language of one of her pieces about her condition. … More How Political Correctness Has Changed the Language of Mental Illness