Tips for Explaining Addiction to a Non-Addict


Explaining addiction to a non-addict might seem like a tall order. People carry deep misunderstandings about substance use disorders. Changing their thinking about addiction takes time and patience. However, it

How Shame Fuels Addiction


The addiction treatment community is constantly learning more about how shame fuels addiction; the more we learn, the more we can help people move forward in recovery. Guilt, embarrassment, depression,

Why Relapse Is Not the End of Recovery


Most people’s understanding of substance use disorders is clouded by decades of misinformation. We know more about addiction than ever before, but public awareness simply hasn’t kept the pace. Misconceptions