When Will Fear Stop Controlling My Life?

Fear is an emotion every human being has but we are taught to fear the emotion of fear itself. Sometimes people teach others to stuff it down, pretend the feeling does not exist. That just leads to bigger problems. Tackling your fear and getting a grip on it is more than just acknowledging that it…

What Can the Family Do to Support a Loved One with Addiction?

Millions of Americans struggle with addiction with family members falling right behind. When you experience addiction, your family comes along for the ride. It is important to have some guidelines when dealing with a loved one who has addiction because it is a difficult situation to cope with alone. Families can do a great deal…

How Can a Beachfront Setting Support Recovery?

Beaches are a magnet for people to come and get away from it all. Relaxation is important for recovery, especially early on when you are just trying to get your feet underneath yourself. The waves, salty air, and laid back atmosphere can really do wonders for your sobriety. Find out how you can benefit by…

What Are the Side Effects of Too Much Caffeine on Sleep?

Caffeine and sleep are not a good combination. Our bodies need enough sleep to function and caffeine is an unnatural way to keep the body and mind awake when it wants to sleep. People who sleep less are likely to perform more poorly at work, be less alert and even struggle with driving. Find out…

Can Digital Detox Help Executives Perform Better?

Executives work long hours for long stretches of time and it can feel like there is no ‘off’ button. In the C-suite, work can feel like a job that requires an on switch 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Work-life balance is mentioned a lot lately regarding workflow and home life. Digital detox…

Are the Brains of C-Suite Executives More Wired for Addiction?

The best leaders in the world are driven, dedicated, and outside-the-box thinkers but are generally wired differently. Many people suggest “C-Suite” executives may be more self focused than others but there are likely other reasons for why these high-powered achievers are wired differently. The correlation that exists for C-Suite executives and substance abuse likely plays…

How Do I Let Go of the Fear of Detox?

Change is scary and going to detox is definitely a change. Though it is natural to fear change, detox is a huge, necessary step on the road to recovery. If you finally decide to get sober and clean, then you will face many tests and challenges. The first one is to detox, get clean, and…

Does Behavior Have To Change To Stay Sober?

  Sobriety isn’t about not drinking or doing drugs.  Addiction is typically a symptom of a greater problem.  Most addicts and alcoholics have underlying psychological issues, which is what caused them to turn to drugs and alcohol.  This could include mental or physical abuse as a child, abandonment, or even strict parenting.  All of these…

Addiction: Moral Issue vs. Medical Issue

Addiction is a chronic disease that many people will struggle with their entire lives. Despite the general acceptance that it is a disease, many medical facilities and people continue to place a stigma on those who are fighting an addiction. If a patient should relapse, they’re often met with disdain when they try to seek…

How Is Recovery A Family Effort?

  Addiction is referred to as a family disease.  It tears lives apart and destroys relationships.  When a person suffering from substance abuse decides to seek recovery, they aren’t the only ones who need help.  While the addicted abuses a substance, there is usually a family member who enables the behavior.  Receiving treatment as a…