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Nutrition for Mental Health
Nutrition for Mental Health

It’s no secret that a nutritious diet is a vital component of healthy living. But while some may focus on the impact that nutrition has on the body, we sometimes forget that it benefits the mind as well. This can be dangerous for addicts, who often suffer from one or...

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Ronda Rousey and Her Story of Hope
Ronda Rousey and Her Story of Hope

Ronda Rousey has been in the news quite a bit recently, due to an astounding victory over opponent Bethe Correia that allowed her to win the UFC 190 title fight in a mere 34 seconds. But her amazingly brief victory isn’t the only impressive thing she’s done this year....

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What Is A Functional Alcoholic?
What Is A Functional Alcoholic?

Robert Downey, Jr. played a functional alcoholic in the film Iron Man, after dealing with a far less functional form of addiction in real life. (GQ) This may sound like a strange thing for a recovery website to say, but we’d like to talk about Iron Man. For those who...

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A Rundown on Common Synthetic Drugs
A Rundown on Common Synthetic Drugs

Drugs are enough of a problem in the United States as it is, but synthetic drugs are making the problem much, much worse. People flock to synthetic drugs because they are more difficult to regulate, granting easier access to the general public. The problem is, while...

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Addiction as a Family Disease: Stories of Hope
Addiction as a Family Disease: Stories of Hope

To those who have lived and struggled with alcoholism and drug addiction, it should come as no surprise that addiction is generally considered to be a family disease. It’s something that we’ve covered numerous times, whether discussing the family’s role in staging a...

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Addict Personality Myths Debunked
Addict Personality Myths Debunked

Whether or not we wish to admit it, we all have our own beliefs regarding the typical addict personality. The problem is that some of us have a much broader view on this than others. That is usually because we have met numerous other addicts, either through social...

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Vivitrol Treatment and How It Works
Vivitrol Treatment and How It Works

Some time back, we published a mother’s thoughts on medication assisted treatment (MAT), including the most common arguments both for and against this particular recovery tool and how it fits into the overall recovery process, especially the Florida Model of...

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Children of Addiction: How Do We Help Them?
Children of Addiction: How Do We Help Them?

“Please, please, please – don’t let her be drunk.” Those were the words of my little prayer, the one I would whisper to myself every day, over and over, as I walked home from school and stood with my hand on the front door handle to my childhood house -- from the time...

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