Season five of the long-running animated sitcom, “The Simpsons,” featured an episode where Mr. Burns opened a casino in Springfield to stimulate the economy. Marge Simpson sat down at a slot machine, put in a quarter, pulled the lever, and about six quarters fell out. She was instantly addicted and the Simpson household completely fell apart. Granted this is a light-hearted example of ...Continue Reading →
For those in recovery from drugs, alcohol or mental illnesses, relapse is a life threatening situation, relapse can also be applied to anyone else who is trying to accomplish any type of change in their life whether it’s overcoming an addiction to substances, food or sex, or those who are trying to break free from self sabotaging character defects. There are common indicators ...Continue Reading →
I am truly horrified to find out that hypnotists are claiming they can hypnotize people to cure addictions and my heart goes out to those who will end up duped into believing it is true.
Let’s Look at Addiction Facts:
- Addictions are both behavioral and physical. While you can effectively treat behaviors, you cannot treat physical disease. Therefore, telling an addict ...
The Importance of Setting Healthy Boundaries in Relationships should not be underestimated, all relationships whether they are intimate, close, family or our significant others need to be based on the dual foundations of trust and respect and this should of course be mutual.
In the circumstances of strangers, bullies or others who are obviously ...Continue Reading →
If you find yourself thinking your best efforts are never “good enough” and feel as if you are a failure at life if you have not performed perfectly, then you know full well the pressure you put on yourself. Perfectionists suffer immensely from illnesses such as anxiety, depression, stomach problems and other physical manifestations of the inwards struggle to be “perfect”. You are also more than twice as likely to fall victim to addictions as those who are not so ...Continue Reading →
I believe there is a spiritual crisis in the world and that spiritual addiction is to blame. Here is how I see it. We are born to be spiritual creatures; we see the joy in everything. No one has told us what we are supposed to believe or where we are supposed to focus our faith. “Religion” is not ...Continue Reading →
Getting help when you begin to suspect you are living with an addict is critical to your own mental health and well being. That can be hard to wrap your head around, after all – they are the one with the problem, not you. However, getting the support and education you need is every bit as important as it ...Continue Reading →
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration half of all adults over the age 18 know someone in recovery from an addiction to alcohol, illicit, or prescription drugs. With that information in mind it’s not surprising that many of us will face questioning how to help an alcoholic friend, coworker or family member. Becoming informed about where to turn in order to get the help ...Continue Reading →