• substance abuse and intimacy

Really Naked: How intimacy changes when you get sober

By |October 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

It does not come as much of a surprise that recovering addicts are often faced with the added challenge of recovering their relationships, particularly during the early stages of recovery. Reinvigorating and learning to grow healthy levels of intimacy is an integral part of addiction recovery. Since substance abuse (like alcoholism and drug addiction) are

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The Tragic Story of Margot Kidder: Lois Lane, Dual Diagnosis, Overdose, and Suicide

By |October 1st, 2018|Tags: , , |

The news is full of stories about overdoses lately. But people can become numb to statistics, graphs, and charts. Sometimes it takes a human story to understand the importance and urgency that the subject of addiction demands. Addiction and recovery are complicated topics. It gets even more complex when one takes mental health into

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3 Signs Your Son or Daughter is Abusing Drugs or Alcohol

By |September 15th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

“It’s not the addict I hope will be grateful for my love. It’s my child. My child is the one who needs to see my strength. My devotion. My resolve. My child needs me to face down what has become his worst enemy. Not help it. My child is the one I want to see

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15 Drugs You Should Never Mix With Alcohol

By |September 14th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Mixing alcohol and drugs is never a good idea. Whether they are over-the-counter prescription meds or illegal drugs, taking them with booze can have fatal consequences. There’s a reason why prescription medication packages are marked with a “DO NOT MIX WITH ALCOHOL” label—it’s dangerous. Mixing medicine and alcohol can have all

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Theories of Addiction: The Stages of Change

By |September 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

No one knows why it is easy for some people to overcome addiction but it’s hard for others. Some psychologists believe that the “Stages of Change” theory offers insight. According to the National Institutes of Health, 10 percent of Americans struggle with drug use disorder at some point during the course of their lives.

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Clinical Depression and 10 Steps to take when Major Depression Looms

By |September 7th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

What is Severe Clinical Depression? Severe clinical depression is a treatable illness that affects more women than it does men. In fact, 20% of women in the U.S. are affected with some form of depressive mood disorder while 12% of men are affected. It’s one of the most common mental health disorders people will

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11 Benefits of Quitting Alcohol (Or Not Drinking At All)

By |September 2nd, 2018|Tags: , , |

Drinking alcohol is fun for a few years until the constant hangovers take hold. The benefits of quitting FAR outweigh the benefits of drinking. Quitting alcohol can feel impossible. It’s especially difficult for those who are addicted to it. Oftentimes, alcoholics feel as if, for them, there is no life without booze. Despite all

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