When you’re in the throes of active addiction, it’s hard to see your problems for what they are – let alone admit to others that you need help. Unfortunately, our culture isn’t always kind to people struggling with addiction, and the stigma surrounding it can...

Many of us seek recovery when they experience a tipping point of some sort – a moment of clarity when our perspective shifts enough to make room for reality. That moment of reflection can be life-saving, leading us to reach out for help. But what...

In order to truly create sustainable and long-term recovery, it’s essential to explore alternative treatment options — namely those that integrate holistic healing methods with the latest developments in modern science, such as neuroplasticity (or the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural...

Over the last decade, there has been a welcome expansion in options for addiction recovery beyond the traditional 12 Step model. With just a little research, it is possible to identify numerous alternatives in treatment programs offering “Non-12 Step” and “Holistic” approaches to addiction recovery....

Do you or someone you know suffer from C-PTSD? Complex Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, or C-PTSD, commonly co-occurs with addiction. C-PTSD is a complicated trauma reaction caused by enduring extreme stress over a prolonged period of time. Its frequent companion, addiction, typically evolves as repeated attempts are...