Healthy Pets are Happiest: Four Ways to Keep Your Pets Safe from Drugs

Healthy Pets are Happiest: Four Ways to Keep Your Pets Safe from Drugs You’ve probably thought about how drug use impacts your own health or that of family members, but have you considered how it affects your pets? No one wants to hurt their companion animal, but careless use or storage of drugs can easily […]

Three Reasons to Reconsider Medication Assisted (Addiction) Treatment

Three Reasons to Reconsider Medication Assisted (Addiction) Treatment If someone you love is considering entering recovery from opioid addiction, know that their first few months without using their drug of choice will be a time of serious transition. As they begin to re-imagine and create a life for themselves outside of addiction, identifying effective support […]

Five Tips for Using Opioid Prescriptions Safely

Five Tips for Using Opioid Prescriptions Safely   If you’ve recently been prescribed an opioid-based medication following an injury or surgery, one issue that should be on the forefront of your mind is safety. In 2015, nearly two million people struggled with an addiction or abuse of an opioid-based medication. While there are times when […]

Kinder is Stronger: The Case for Self-Compassion

Kinder is Stronger: The Case for Self-Compassion When you have experienced a traumatic event or developed post-traumatic stress disorder, it is difficult to have self-compassion. The wounds and untreated symptoms from living with trauma are frustrating, making it hard to go easy on yourself. Yet, developing self-compassion is an important part of overcoming the past […]

What to Look for in an Addiction Treatment Center

What to Look for in an Addiction Treatment Center   I very often get letters from frustrated, frightened parents of grown children who are addicts. These family members are desperate for help because they have sent their loved ones to countless treatment facilities to no good end. The addicts are still using and the family […]

Skeletons in the Closet: Three Health Conditions We Need to Talk About

Skeletons in the Closet: Three Health Conditions We Need to Talk About   Not every topic is considered “polite.” There are some subjects people are encouraged to avoid in general conversation, like religion and politics. But certain health conditions are too often swept under the rug to avoid perceived embarrassment, and as a result people […]

More than Emojis: Three Reasons Why Psychotherapy by Mobile App Might be the Wave of the Future

More than Emojis: Three Reasons Why Psychotherapy by Mobile App Might be the Wave of the Future When you think of mobile apps you probably think of millennials or hipsters, young people in glasses drinking coffee and communicating by texting a series of emojis. But the mobile world is so much more than a specific […]

Marijuana: Yes, There are Medicinal Uses

Marijuana: Yes, There are Medicinal Uses Although marijuana is often touted as a sort of cure all, which it is not, there are proving to be medical uses for the drug. Recently, a pharmaceutical manufacturer in Britain that specializes in research related to cannabis, has shown that cannabinoids are effective in the treatment of intractable […]

Yoga: Good for Addicts and the Rest of Us

Yoga: Good for Addicts and the Rest of Us There has been a lot of debate about yoga. Is it just good exercise or does it have an impact on the brain that can be used as part of a therapeutic program for treating disorders like addiction? Recent research suggests that yoga acts on the […]

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: 3 Reasons You Can’t Ignore Trauma

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: 3 Reasons You Can’t Ignore Trauma   When you face difficult times, you have two options: work through the difficulty you’ve encountered or try to avoid it. For many who have lived through a traumatic experience, going around or burying traumatic memories can feel like the only feasible […]