Why The Greatest Challenge to Your Recovery May be Invisible

One of the greatest challenges to recovery is invisible. How we talk about the problem of addiction impacts all of us. It creates stigma and a belief that a person will never overcome their behavior. For the rest of the article, “4 Things About Addiction and Recovery that You May Not Know” click on the … More Why The Greatest Challenge to Your Recovery May be Invisible

4 Things About Addiction and Recovery That You May Not Know

It is rare today that we do not hear an opioid-related story in the media. The media attention has brought opioid abuse and drug treatment directly into political and public awareness. Some of this attention is much needed, but with all of the attention, the myths have also grown. These myths matter because myths perpetuate … More 4 Things About Addiction and Recovery That You May Not Know

Take a Week off Facebook and You Will Improve Your Mental Health

Danish researchers at the Happiness Research Institute researched 1095 Facebook users and compared regular users to those who took a week off. They found: A better social life. Finding it easier to concentrate. Being in a better mood. Wasting less time. Rather than using Facebook, people used their time to talk to each other, call … More Take a Week off Facebook and You Will Improve Your Mental Health

I Was Addicted to Facebook “Likes” But I Actually Hated Myself

What is a worthwhile life? Whatever it is for you, you are worth it. ___ Some days liking myself can be difficult. I think this is why I was addicted to Facebook. “Likes” can feel like a puff of a social media sized cigarette, a shot of nicotine that goes straight for the self-esteem. Someone … More I Was Addicted to Facebook “Likes” But I Actually Hated Myself