Isolation and Addiction in the Time of COVID When the COVID-19 pandemic took the world by storm earlier this year, millions of lives were shaken up all over the globe. Whether you are dealing with financial issues, job loss, a social shakeup, health problems, or balancing your children’s needs with your own — there is… Continue reading Isolation and Addiction in the Time of COVID
Does PTSD Lead to Addiction? Trauma is a debilitating thing to experience — mentally, physically, emotionally, and psychologically. It can lead to a host of issues throughout life if left untreated, including addiction or even death. It is also a hidden condition. While many people who experience addiction have a trauma as an underlying cause,… Continue reading Does PTSD Lead to Addiction?
Does Trauma Lead to Addiction? Trauma is one of the main causes of addiction, whether knowingly or unknowingly. In fact, according to SAMHSA, 75 percent of women and men in substance abuse treatment report histories of abuse and trauma. Negative experiences from the past can have a major impact on an individual’s mental well-being to… Continue reading Does Trauma Lead to Addiction?
COVID-19 and Managing Your Triggers The Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, creates the perfect storm for individuals suffering from addiction. Social distancing and quarantine measures have affected everyone’s lives for weeks now, and are slated to continue for at least another month. Luckily, if you are proactive enough, you can make the best of this… Continue reading COVID-19 and Managing Your Triggers
Why One-On-One Therapy Matters Overcoming addiction from drugs and alcohol takes much more than detoxification and remaining sober. If it were that easy, it wouldn’t be such a struggle for millions of people. Properly overcoming addiction with the best long-term results involves treatment, which includes not only detoxification but also one-on-one therapy as well as… Continue reading Why One-On-One Therapy Matters
Obsession vs Addiction: Is There a Difference? You know that something is amiss with yourself or your loved one, but you’re not sure if it is obsession or addiction. Is treatment for addiction the right way to go, or is it just bad obsessive habits that need to be untangled by a behavioral doctor? It… Continue reading Obsession vs Addiction: Is There a Difference?
Robert told me that the first time he remembers thinking about drug addiction recovery, he was just seventeen. He remembers standing in a synagogue on a Friday night, already aware that religion wasn’t for him, and suddenly feeling immense despair. The despair was for the meaning he’d lost, and the idea of a life without… Continue reading Drugs Addiction Recovery And The Search For Meaning
Denial is one of the hallmarks of addiction. It’s a tool that an addict will use to hold onto the one coping mechanism they know. Accepting that you are struggling with withdrawal triggers is a major victory over denial. However, the battle does not end there. Denial follows every individual into drug rehab. Recognizing it… Continue reading Withdrawal Triggers: How Your Body Can Identify them
This blog post was created as part of a collaboration with SelfGrowth.com If you clicked on this blog post, it could be for one of many reasons: you’re searching for answers or a rehab facility for yourself, you’re seeking information for a loved one, you’re looking for help for a client, or perhaps you’re researching… Continue reading Rehab Facility Questions You Should Be Asking
The misuse of opioids has become an epidemic in the U.S. in recent years as rates of addiction and overdose continue to skyrocket. There has been plenty of discussion and conjecture about what caused this epidemic and who is to blame for the rampant abuse of opioids. Although the medication is inherently addictive, there are… Continue reading Is the American Opioid Crisis Unique?