I heard myself explaining that my book, 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction, is a great resource if people would only out the work into that it demands. 398 more words
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While it’s almost common knowledge that there is a stigma associate with substance abuse and addiction, it had never occurred to me that this stigma could impact the substance abuse treatment field. 500 more words
As a drug and alcohol counselor, I’ve seen more than my fair share of addiction-related suffering. While I’ve been very lucky to have been a part of people’s recovery process, more often than not, I’ve seen people who just LOVE their substance too much to give it up. 402 more words
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Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction — from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they’re bad for us.