Deconstructing the Complicated Relationship Between Eating Disorders and Exercise Addiction

Exercise addiction and eating disorders can and often do interact with one another, but there are many instances where they occur in the other’s absence.

Leaving Your Lover (Part II): Weighing the Pros and Cons of Sobriety Keeps It Going

It is important to recognize that people with addictions use for reasons that are important to them, and it’s important to acknowledge their loss.

Sexual Trauma and Addiction: Understanding Child Sexual Abuse and Drug Use

Children traumatized by sexual abuse often report feelings of shame, terror, depression, and guilt. Sadly, blame themselves for the abuse, but drugs only provide temporary relief.

Leaving Your Lover (Part 1): Giving Up Your Drug of Choice and Moving On

As substance use disorders become more severe, people drink less to feel good and more to feel normal. In order to change, the scale has to tip so the costs or cons outweigh the benefits.

Why Isn’t Exercise Addiction Taken Seriously?

Questioning what a majority wishes to see as a panacea upends the belief in a perfect cure. Such dismantling risks re-introducing the anxiety that perfect cure promised to remove.

How Does Residential Treatment Address Mental and Emotional Concerns?

In short, there is a tremendous need for residential treatment to address mental and emotional health concerns.

What Drug and Alcohol Treatment Should Look Like: An Interview With Dr. Robert Schwebel

Recently, a new version of Dr. Robert Schwebel’s The Seven Challenges program was introduced for adults and is being piloted in a research project.

A Look at the Research Supporting Mindfulness in Addiction Treatment

Mindfulness can be an important and beneficial part of your recovery toolbox, as the evidence has shown over and over again.

Once an Exercise Addict, Always an Exercise Addict?

I know that, for myself, identifying as “an exercise addict” limited my self-image as well as my self-efficacy.

How Exercise Addiction Impacts Relationships

If you or someone you know is suffering from exercise addiction, it can be baffling to understand how best to broach the issue with them, let alone encourage them to get help.