I didn’t exactly catch the holiday spirit, but I took a suggestion that kept me hanging on by my claws through the Next 12 Days of Christmas…
All too often when we look beyond a child’s drinking or drug use we discover their struggle to manage intolerable thoughts, feelings or memories is a core issue that needs treatment.
My depression didn’t entirely cause my alcoholism, but it certainly played a key role.
The feeling of that first sip changed me into everything I was not: confident, brave, careless, fearless and most importantly, accepted by all the people I looked up to.
How do you square that madness of loving what alcohol does to you for a few hours while suspecting that it’s killing you?
Repeated addiction treatment is prevalent because rehabs do not adequately address each patient’s medical and emotional needs.
People who have suffered trauma often need to address its lasting effects before they can get a handle on their substance use.
Opioid dependence and opioid addiction are closely related, but two distinct conditions.
Psychedelic plant medicines have been used for healing purposes by indigenous cultures for thousands of years, and there is mounting evidence that shows their ability to integrate with modern addiction therapy.
In Pennsylvania, one community health center is working with new and expectant moms to tackle opioid dependency.