Monthly Archives: June 2018

Addictive Personality: Can You Really Have Too Much of a Good Thing?

June 14th, 2018|

“Addictive personality is not an actual psychiatric diagnosis. Personalities are very complex, and while there’s not one specific type that’s more prone to addiction than others, there are several factors that can combine to make you more likely to become addicted.” ~  Dr. Michael Weaver, MD, Medical Director, Center for Neurobehavioral Research on Addiction, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston The term “addictive personality” gets thrown around a lot –usually as a half-joking excuse from someone who overindulges in a relatively harmless behavior – binge-watching shows on Netflix or staying up late

Harm Reduction Strategies—Good or Bad for Recovery?

June 8th, 2018|

Read any article about the continuing drug addiction and overdose public health crisis, and you may see a term that you’re not familiar with – “harm reduction”. And if substance abuse has touched your life or the life of someone you care about, you will want to become familiar with this controversial concept. First Things First – What Is “Harm Reduction”? “Harm reduction” is a catchall phrase used to describe any public health strategy or policy aimed at limiting or minimizing the individual and societal damage caused by the potential

Brett Favre: Addiction, Relapse, and Recovery

June 2nd, 2018|

If you are a football fan, you are probably somewhat familiar with the story of NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre and how he battled an addiction to Vicodin in 1996. Today, it is the stuff of sports legend—how he overcame his issues, won both the Most Valuable Player award and The Game of Games, and went on to have one of the longest and most celebrated pro football careers in history. But as is usually the case with problematic substance abuse, there is much more to the story. In fact, Favre’s issues with