Written by Jo Colette, recovered addict, tattoo artist, and mom. The holidays with your family–whether in-person or virtual–can be stressful and demanding, but Jo shares how she survived her first Christmas in recovery back with her family, as well as her tips and tricks that you can use to thrive over the holidays. This article … Read more
So, you know someone with drug addiction or alcoholism and you want to help them, but you have no idea where to start? We understand that approaching such conversations constructively can be very difficult in the best of times—and even more difficult currently, with increased stress levels and social tensions due to COVID. This article … Read more
The process of choosing the best inpatient drug rehab center for yourself or a loved one can be stressful and confusing. There’s an overwhelming amount of information to consider and options to evaluate when looking for a residential drug or alcohol treatment program. To help you out, we’ve outlined the most important factors to consider when trying to find the best addiction treatment program for your needs.
A drug or alcohol intervention is a planned event, organized by family and friends to persuade a loved one (the “intervention subject”) who has a drug, alcohol, or other addiction to get treatment. Interventions achieve the best results when a professional interventionist is hired both for planning and facilitating the intervention. Professional interventionists have deep expertise regarding addiction and mental health, and also extensive experience with interventions.
If you’re wondering, “am I a Sex Addict?” then the first thing you might want to think about is what you want to call it. The label “sex addict” has an enormous stigma attached to it—perhaps even greater than the stigma associated with substance use disorders. People labeled “sex addicts” often feel intense shame resulting both from their own perception of the stigma and also from how it causes other people to perceive and interact with them. As always, the additional distress, low self-esteem, and low self-efficacy caused by shame make it much harder for people to effectively work towards recovery and get better.