Observing PTSD Awareness Month | Trauma and Addiction


Understanding the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a critical step toward being able to resolve the causes and symptoms in a healthy way. When observing PTSD Awareness Month,

May is Mental Health Month | Multifaceted Clinical Options


The past few months have been challenging. No one is certain what the future may hold. During Mental Health Month, take some time to focus on your total health and

Staying Physically Fit in Self-Quarantine


Staying at home for extended periods of time can be challenging. When you are in self-quarantine because of COVID-19, you may get bored and find yourself watching a lot of

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