Communication with a loved one or friend who is in an active addiction is very challenging, to say the least; however, there IS a way to get through to him or her. Whether you are a parent, a child, a friend, a household member, or co-worker of a person actively using, you may want … More How to Communicate with an Addicted Loved One or a Loved One in Recovery. This Makes ALL the Difference!
By HORVATH, PH.D., ABPP, KAUSHIK MISRA, PH.D., AMY K. EPNER, PH.D., AND GALEN MORGAN COOPER, PH.D. There’s no question. Addiction wreaks havoc on the brain. Addiction causes significant chemical, structural, and molecular changes that quite literally hijack the brain. However, treatment can reverse or counteract these effects. Moreover, as the recovery process proceeds, the brain continues … More The Good News: The Brain Also Helps To Reverse Addiction
Bart Strickler drank his first beer at 9, smoked his first joint at 10. By the time he was in middle school he’d already done acid, cocaine, LSD, Quaaludes and anything else he could get his hands on. “I shouldn’t be here,” he says numbly. He takes a deep breath as the past flutters across … More Mexico’s killer meth is sweeping through America — and ruining lives even more than before!
“I thought marijuana was no big deal. … I felt I could stand out if I did crazy things.” That was before Kevin West put a bullet through his head — stoned on pot. Kevin went from house to house with his friends, toking at each stop. Then someone suggested they play a game of Russian roulette. … More The Vicious Truth About Drug Addiction and Alcoholism
Addiction is not a disease Tim Holden, MMed (Psych), Psychiatrist and assistant professor Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. The statement, in a CMAJ editorial, 1 that addiction is a disease is not supported by the evidence and reads more like a political policy statement than a reasoned intellectual argument. There has been … More Wake Up! Addiction Being Classified As A Disease (unproven theory), Has Taken Us To The Highest level Of Addiction & Accidental Overdose In All Of History! It’s NOT NOT NOT a Disease!
The Addiction Disease Theory Created the Addiction Epidemic What if the current thinking on addiction is all wrong? What if addiction treatment and the currently accepted ideas about addiction are actually making the problem worse? Think about it for a moment. There are more treatment programs today than at any point in history, with new … More Epidemic or Not – Addiction Treatment Hurts People and It’s Wrong!
When you lose a child, your life changes forever. There will always be an emptiness, a missing piece at the family gatherings – the empty chair at the table. This time of year is full of so many emotions. I always loved the holidays and the time spent with family. But since my son’s passing, … More The Empty Chair at Our Holiday Table
In the garden, Jesus wept tears of blood. He wasn’t happy about going to the cross and asked our Father to stop it ‘if He could’ but also told Him, “Thy will be done”. I don’t want to assign the weak human condition of depression to my God; however, in God’s realm, it probably somehow … More 100% GUARANTEE OF ADDICTION FREEDOM!!!
It goes beyond sadness when I meet or learn of someone who is in an addiction. It’s far worse when another one needlessly died of an overdose. I immediately jump into grief. I sorrow for the misunderstood life that once was or the living, breathing life, that will soon be cut off before his or … More I Know What Your Tomorrow Looks Like; I’ve Been There.
There IS a place for recovery where hope exists for a lifetime of addiction freedom. You can recover from home and you can include God in all of it. It is only in our faith in the One True Living God that destroys addiction.