7 Therapy Topics for Discussion in Group

7 Therapy Topics for Discussion in Group

Group therapy has been shown to help with many conditions, including mental health and addiction. If you are new to recovery, group therapy is a useful tool that can help you understand your triggers and help you know what it is like to be in someone else’s shoes....
Is Forced Addiction Recovery a Good Idea

Is Forced Addiction Recovery a Good Idea

s forced addiction recovery a good idea? While both sides hotly debate this topic, we will look to see if it works or not. One side is that addiction is a mental illness and not a criminal matter. The better question may be, does it work? What is forced recovery...
Addiction and Relationships the Unhealthy Toll it takes

Addiction and Relationships the Unhealthy Toll it takes

Anyone who has a relationship with someone who is suffering from addiction understands the unhealthy toll it takes on the relationship; even when the addict won’t admit it.  Like all aspects of the addict’s life, the relationships in their life including romantic...
Are You Helping Your Loved Ones Addiction

Are You Helping Your Loved Ones Addiction

Are you enabling your loved one’s addiction? Do you cover for them? Give them money? How about excuses?  What is an enabler An enabler or helper is when a family member or friend of an addict supports the addict’s use through behaviors or thoughts. Enabling...
3 Steps to Finding Your Higher Power for Recovery

3 Steps to Finding Your Higher Power for Recovery

The twelve step program is a main component of recovery for addicts of alcohol and drugs. One of the tenants of the twelve step program is to surrender to a higher power; for some in recovery this is not an easy step to take.  The twelve step program is a central...