Five Stages of Grief: Acceptance

This is the final article in our series on addiction and the five stages of grief. While this will follow the same format that has been followed thus far, we will likely not spend as much time on this particular stage. Unlike the other stages we have covered—denial, anger, bargaining, and depression—acceptance does not have…

Five Stages of Grief: Depression

We are winding down our discussion of addiction and the five stages of grief. Now that we have covered denial, anger, and bargaining, we have only two stages left. Today, we continue our dissection of the five stages with an article on depression. Many are inclined to think of this as the worst of the…

Five Stages of Grief: Bargaining

Our multi-part series on addiction and the five stages of grief continues with bargaining, the third stage. While the five stages do not necessarily occur in a specific order, feel free to read our articles on denial and anger for more detailed information on how we are affected by each of these five stages. Denial…

Five Stages of Grief: Anger

This is the third article in our multi-part series on addiction and the five stages of grief, following the introduction and the article on denial. The second stage is anger, and is a stage with which both addicts and their families are already quite familiar. Some might not even realize how familiar they are with…

Five Stages of Grief: Denial

We recently published an introduction to our multi-part series on addiction and the five stages of grief. The first stage of grief is denial, and it can be one of the most difficult stages to contend with due to the fact that most people who are immersed in it cannot recognize it for what it…

Addiction and the Five Stages of Grief

In the 1969 book On Death and Dying, Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross outlines five stages of grief that terminally ill patients must go through before they can begin to accept their fate. Less than fifty years have passed since this book was published, yet its findings have already become accepted as practically universal fact regarding…

Overdose Awareness Day 2015

It goes by many names. Commonly referred to as International Overdose Awareness Day, it is also known as simply National Overdose Awareness Day. Others simplify it even further, simply calling it Overdose Awareness Day. To prevent confusion, that’s the approach we intend to take here. No matter what you choose to call it, it always…

Adventure Therapy for Addiction

It is a commonly known fact that rehabilitation centers offer therapy to those who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction, so that they may face their inner demons and begin a process of recovery. When you think of therapy in terms of addiction, you probably think of either one-on-one counseling or group therapy sessions. However,…

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. She also released a book back…

What Is A Functional Alcoholic?

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 haven’t seen it, the film is about a billionaire weapons manufacturer named Tony Stark who discovers that his products have been sold to terrorists and embarks on a mission to destroy…