Many people desperately want to stop drinking, but are understandably concerned about the withdrawal symptoms they’ll experience when they quit. We take a look at how withdrawals work, the effects they can have on the recovery process and alternative solutions for withdrawing safely and comfortably...

Intense romantic love can make us feel swept off our feet, lost in its rapture and constantly preoccupied with thoughts of our lover. But sometimes, this kind of obsession can present as an unhealthy compulsion that leads us into damaging relationships. Love addiction – like...

All of us attract people and circumstances into our lives that reflect our internal beliefs. However, those struggling with sex addiction and codependency often carry a negative set of beliefs about themselves, and their sex lives reflect this. Codependency, at its core, is rooted in...

By now, most of us well know that meditation can promote positive brain change. But did you know that it also holds huge advantages for addiction recovery? Among its bountiful benefits, mindfulness holds the key to reversing substance dependency, trauma, anxiety and depression. Here, we...

Buprenorphine (more commonly known by its brand names, Suboxone, Subutex and Zubsolv) is one of just three federally approved medications to treat opioid addiction. But because of its intense narcotic effects, many people who are initially introduced to it as part of their tapering program...

An estimated 2.4 million people in the US struggle with prescription painkiller addiction, and almost half a million suffer from heroin addiction. Unfortunately, much of that has to do with the overprescription of opioid drugs – what starts as a legitimate prescription for treating pain...

When it comes to drug rehab, there are numerous paths to recovery, but the most effective healing happens when you’re taking care of your spiritual, psychological and physical needs. In other words, when you take an integrative approach to healing all aspects of yourself that have...

Cocaine is one of the most challenging drug addictions to overcome, with about 80 percent of people who try to quit experiencing relapse within the first six months. Thankfully, modern science and spirituality have developed a variety of effective methods for creating truly sustainable, holistic...

As modern science continues to study the evolution of drug addiction and its impact on the mind, we’ve come a long way from simply understanding that addiction hijacks the brain. In more recent years, we’ve also come to understand why alternative drug treatment is so...

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the standard treatments for heroin addiction are focused on pharmacological and behavioral treatments. Medications like Methodone and Naltrexone that were developed to treat opioid use disorders work through the same opioid receptors as the addictive drug, but...