April 11, 2018

Lies! Lies! Lies! How to Understand and Combat Lying in Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery and Treatment

The truth about Lying.  How to recognize lies, understand them, and use that knowledge in recovery and treatment! Lies! Lies!  Lies! How to Understand and Combat Lying in Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery and Treatment It’s true!  Addicts lie. They lie all the time.  They lie to everyone and at the top of the list of recipients are family and friends.  They lie to their employer, they lie to their spouse, and they lie to their children and think nothing of it. It’s an extreme betrayal of trust! Why do addicts lie so much? Addicts have very good reasons to lie.  They have a destructive habit and don’t want to […]
April 9, 2018

Social Media: The Infectious Breeding Ground for Addiction

Social Media: The Infectious Breeding Ground for Addiction When it comes to social media and addiction, these two things might seem like total opposites.  The truth is that they work closely with one another. This fact is especially true when it comes to the younger generation, who happen to be using social media constantly on a day to day basis. They are exposed to conversations about drugs and addiction and often an opportunity to participate, and they don’t consider it unusual. The main reason social media is such a big part of addiction these days is that it is essentially glorified all across the web. No matter what social media […]
March 31, 2018

Misusage, Addiction, and Codependency Relationships in Drug and Alcohol Addictions

Misusage, Addiction, and Codependency Relationships in Drug and Alcohol Addictions Understanding the Terms: Misuasage vs Addiction It can often be very hard for an addict to find help, let alone complete a successful treatment. In this article, I will not be focusing on the treatment itself. I will instead talk about an important factor that could highly influence the outcome of the treatment; Codependency. So, what exactly is codependency and what are the signs of codependency in a relationship with a person who is an addict? First, before we discuss codependency, we need to define the terms addiction and misuse. The term „addiction“ should not be confused with the term […]
March 29, 2018

People Closest to an Addict Trying to Believe, Trust, and Understand

An Insiders  look and viewpoint People Closest to an Addict Trying to Believe, Trust, and Understand This article is not an accurate scientific study. It is written based on the views of five close family members and friends of alcoholics and drug addicts. It is their viewpoint and understanding of the addictive habits and life of their friend and loved one. An Insider’s look and viewpoint The People Closest To An Addict When it comes to addiction, there are many aspects to consider and a lot of confusing issues that are challenging and sometimes hard to understand. Not only is the addict damaging their body, mind, and spirit, but they […]
March 25, 2018

What People Think about Drug Addicts and Alcoholics in or out of Recovery and Treatment

What People Think about Drug Addicts and Alcoholics in or out of  Recovery and Treatment When it comes to addiction, there is no doubt that there is a negative stigma surrounding many types of addiction, as well as harsh criticism for the addicts themselves. stig·ma noun: stigma; plural noun: stigmata; plural noun: stigmas a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.   “the stigma of having gone to prison will always be with me” Many people do view addiction as a disease and have a lot of compassion for addicts and their struggles. However, many people refuse to see addiction as a disease and simply view every […]
March 15, 2018

Insider’s Tips! Seven Essential Elements In Choosing A Treatment Center For Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Insider’s Tips!  Seven Essential Elements In Choosing A Treatment Center For Drug and Alcohol Addiction With the wildly erratic social and lifestyle changes, the raging Opioid epidemic, and the explosion of Alcoholic dependencies across all age groups, the growth of recovery and treatment centers has gone off the charts. People are desperate and these modern days treatment programs and centers are springing up everywhere.  It seems like a lot of strange people want to jump into this business. Yes, let’s face the facts, it’s a business. A business can be easy to open, and it’s not difficult to staff one with so-called experts and build a bunch of treatment programs […]