Addiction Education

10 Tips for Staying Positive During Drug Addiction Recovery

Change is hard – there are no two ways around it. No matter what change you are making, you are bound to hit the occasional road bump. Why? Because with positive change comes personal growth, and growing pains are a normal and expected part of […]

The Truth About PTSD and Substance Abuse

Substance abuse is often linked to other mental health disorders. It is commonly comorbid with mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety and unresolved trauma. One of the most common comorbid disorders is addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder – more widely known as PTSD. For […]

Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment

Up until the mid-1990s, mental illness and substance abuse were treated separately. Those suffering from mental health issues were frequently instructed to “sober up” if they had simultaneously been using chemical substances. Those with substance use disorders were told that they could receive the necessary […]

The Best Non-Narcotic and Non-Addictive Treatments for Pain

Pain is a common and unpleasant sensation that we will all experience at some point during our lives – in fact, most of us will experience some degree of pain somewhat regularly. Pain can vary in severity, from stubbing a toe to childbirth – from […]

Do Mental Health Issues Cause Addiction?

There has always been a very strong link between mental health and addiction. Up until recently, when an individual presented symptoms of a mental health condition and of a substance abuse disorder, the two were treated separately in specialized facilities. Mental health issues were addressed […]

Holiday Relapse Prevention Planning – Staying Sober for the Holidays!

Overcoming Addiction During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time of merriment, family, and above all else – booze-fueled social events. Whether it be Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years, alcohol is almost always present (unless you’re attending a sober event, of course). […]

6 NEW YEAR’S RECOVERY RESOLUTIONS YOU’LL STICK TO

The end of the year always has a way of making you feel introspective. The New Year is a benchmark and a new beginning, and people can’t help but reflect.

Now is as good a time as any to take stock of your life and well-being. […]

Interview with Dr. Michael Weiner of Guardian Recovery Network

In a recent interview, Dr. Michael Weiner of Guardian Recovery Network discusses the long term nature of addiction treatment the similarities between that and chronic disease management. He also deconstructs the stigma around recovery.

Addiction Recovery: A Lifetime Commitment and Journey

When someone checks into rehab, many […]

Where and When Recovery Begins

By Michael Weiner, Ph.D., MCAP

My goal is to write a series of articles on important topics. Last week it started with making the decision to begin recovery. What happens next?

After working through your fears and anxieties you decided to go to residential treatment for addiction. […]

How to Recognize Signs of an Eating Disorder

According to the Eating Disorders Coalition, 30 million Americans suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their life. Despite the prevalence of these conditions, however, it can sometimes be difficult to detect when someone is struggling with an eating disorder. That’s […]

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