Trauma & Addiction — What’s The Difference?

Trauma & Addiction — What’s The Difference?

This article originally appeared on Huffington Post. Over the last couple years, more and more treatment centers have started saying they specialize in “Trauma Informed Therapies.” We marvel over this, as clearly indigenous to substance abuse, mental health and...
[Infographic] Rethinking Triple Threat

[Infographic] Rethinking Triple Threat

In my article for the Huffington Post in 2015, I addressed something I called the Triple Threat. Here is an excerpt from that article Until the ‘80s, it used to be that clients coming in for treatment were typically corralled into two discrete camps: the mentally ill...
Can Laughter Aid in Treating Addiction?

Can Laughter Aid in Treating Addiction?

Laughter As Addiction Medicine? Are you an addiction treatment provider looking for new ways to engage patients? Here, we take a look at how laughter can aid practitioners in treating addiction…by relating and sharing special moments! Plus, 12 new ideas on how you can...
Exercise and Addiction Recovery

Exercise and Addiction Recovery

There’s no question recovery can be tough. At times, it can feel like attending group sessions is like climbing a Stairmaster. However, that Stairmaster may be that extra push for your body to feel great and experience the benefits of healthy living. In fact, evidence...
Can you really help someone reaching out for help with addiction?

Can you really help someone reaching out for help with addiction?

This post originally appeared on AddictionBlog Jolts- All In A Week Jolt – 1. Verb: To jar, shake or cause to move by as if a sudden rough thrust, shake up roughly , to knock sharply so as to dislodge ………2. Noun- an emotional shock, movement or blow This week I more...
How To Handle Disappointment in Addiction Recovery

How To Handle Disappointment in Addiction Recovery

This post originally appeared on AddictionBlog.org “Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams.” Unknown For me, disappointment is one of life’s most uncomfortable feelings. It’s complex, containing a subset of conflicting emotions like:...