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.

How Should Gyms Handle Exercise Addicts?

Given the toll exercise addiction can take on the body and mind, a greater awareness about it is well overdue – especially in venues like gyms.

Suicide: The Epidemic Nobody’s Talking About

With all this attention being given to opioids, we are overlooking another silent killer that’s responsible for even more deaths: suicide.

Can Connecting With Your Future Self Help You Beat an Addiction?

One of the ways to connect to your future self and be able to delay immediate gratification is to identify a “self-defining future memory.”

How to Help Families Work Through the Shame of Addiction

For families dealing with the shame of their child’s substance use, isolation, embarrassment, and pain can quickly bubble to the surface.

Opiates: Understanding a Use Disorder

Let’s talk about the medical side of opiate use and detail the warning signs an individual might have with an abuse or dependency problem.

5 Ways to Make Sure Your Loved One Does NOT Recover

Let’s take a hard look at five recovery strategies that probably seem like good ideas in theory, but are doomed to fail.

My Journey Through Alcohol Dependence and Postpartum Psychosis

Once I became pregnant, I became truly afraid of having a child with fetal-alcohol syndrome. I was determined not to drink…for forty weeks.

Putting Space Back Down

Those of us who find ourselves in the supporting cast of characters need to put the space down and pick our own space back up.

Addiction Whack-a-Mole: Why We Jump From One Fix to Another

Anecdotally, it’s not uncommon for someone who has recovered from one addiction to find himself or herself embroiled in a new problematic behavior – one that may pose a comparable threat to his or her wellbeing. How come a new fixation crops up just as a prior one is (seemingly) resolved? Several theories abound and […]