What Are Some Warning Signs of Addiction in Children?

Alcohol and drug use are rampant in our culture, and overusing and abusing them are popularized and glamorized every day by our mainstream media and entertainment outlets. Young people are brainwashed into thinking that substance abuse represents coolness, popularity and likeability. Young people are experimenting at younger and younger ages, being pressured and influenced by […]

How Are Our Family Members Affected by Our Addictions?

Support groups are well known for helping us cope with our addictions and mental health issues. Family members can also benefit tremendously from attending support groups, and there are ones specifically designed for the loved ones of addicts. There are particular issues unique to their specific experiences, and they can be struggling with difficult emotions […]

How Can We Apply Mindfulness to Help Us Overcome Addictive Urges?

Practicing mindfulness helps us to develop our awareness, our understanding, our intuition and our strength around any particular issue. One of the most difficult challenges that will arise in our recovery is the temptation we feel around our drugs of choice and the addictive urges that hit us. We can feel powerless to withstand them. […]

How Does Addiction Change The Brain?

The brain is a very important organ in the human body. It controls how we move, walk, talk, and speak. The brain adapts to environmental changes and allows us to cope with negative emotions, form memories, and learn. The addicted brain changes chemically and physiologically. Drugs and alcohol affect the brain’s neurotransmitters, which release an […]

Is Your Mind Right For Recovery?

Admitting you have a problem with drugs or alcohol takes a lot of courage and strength and is the first step to recovery. Acknowledging you have a substance use problem is difficult but necessary in the recovery process. Recovery takes dedication and the right mindset to be successful. It requires you to make changes in […]