Obesity Surgery Increases Risk of Alcohol and Opioid Problems – Even Years After Procedure

People who have RYGB gastric bypass are at increased risk of developing alcohol and chronic opioid problems post-procedure – even years after surgery.

Setting Your Intention on Alcohol Recovery and Hope

As with anything in life, setting your intention with regards to alcohol is key. There are ample resources available to help you on your journey.

“What Made You Finally Quit Drinking, Mike?”

To those who are struggling right now to kick the habit: do not lose hope. There is something indefinable in every addicted person that helps us get well.

When a Loved One Struggles With Addiction: Feeling YOUR Pain

Personally, I take issue with the notion that “addiction is a family disease.” Do we say that cancer or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are family diseases?

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.

Beware the Siren Call of Drugs and Alcohol

This classic Greek myth is illuminating for understanding the call that drugs, alcohol and certain behaviors have for people who have struggled with addiction.

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.”