The Embarrassment of Asking For Help

Far too often, societal pressures push ideas on us that can be unhealthy in the wrong context. You might have heard such phrases as ‘pull yourself up by your bootstraps’, ‘self-made success’ and other such rhetoric that might suggest that being self reliant is always the preferred and better option no matter what. While it’s Read More

How the World is Promoting Addictive Behaviors

When the word “addiction” is spoken, most individuals immediately think of substance abuse, such as drug and/or alcohol addiction. However, in today’s world, the word “addiction” does not just apply to substance abuse, rather it applies to the type of behaviors that we are developing as a result of our ever-growing, progressive world. Addiction, while Read More

How Does Shame and Guilt Play a Role in Addiction?

In many cases, shame and guilt play a major role in both addiction development and the continuation of a substance abuse problem. Both of these emotions are highly dangerous, especially if they are not talked through and properly processed. Keeping emotions such as shame and guilt bottled up inside will only perpetuate psychological distress, often Read More

The Growing Awareness Around Sex Addiction

Sex addiction is one of the most common addictions in the country, as more people are struggling with this issue than ever before. This type of addiction is often defined as a “progressive intimacy disorder characterized by compulsive sexual thoughts and behaviors.” For many who battle with this problem, it can tear apart their relationships Read More

What is Co-Dependency and How Does It Impact Recovery From Addiction?

Recovery from addiction is an everyday battle for most, however recovery can become more complex if a recovering user is also still struggling with co-dependent behaviors. Co-dependency is defined as the excessive emotional or psychological reliance on a partner. This type of issue can be extremely detrimental for not only the person who has it, Read More