Overthinking — The Written Addiction

I think they call this human nature but it amazes me how simple it is to complicate the easiest things. We fall off somehow. We give way to distraction, which is hardly real and often imaginary. We mistake want for needs and need for wants. We think too much. That’s right. We think too much—and […]Continue reading “Overthinking — The Written Addiction”

Operation Depression: The Rebound — The Written Addiction

With this being a month of awareness, I wanted to add another entry about a topic which is familiar to us all but seldom spoke open so openly and honestly. This might be helpful to someone that feels lost or hopeless. Maybe they feel that constant sense of impending doom. Or, maybe this will help […]Continue reading “Operation Depression: The Rebound — The Written Addiction”

About Missing Out — The Written Addiction

Sometimes, you have just look around. Sometimes, you have to see the world is not such a bad place. There are beautiful things everywhere you look. Sometimes, it just takes a moment to notice. Mom used to tell me, “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” Another friend of mine used to go shooting with me. He […]Continue reading “About Missing Out — The Written Addiction”

Finding Recovery in Spite of Mental Illness — Mental Health @ Home

While it would be great if recovery from mental illness meant that the illness would disappear and never return, for many of us living with mental illness the reality is that it’s just not going to go away. That means adapting the concept of recovery to fit with our own individual realities (or chucking aside […]Continue reading “Finding Recovery in Spite of Mental Illness — Mental Health @ Home”

The Power of Meditation and Why You Need It — fashionandstylepolice

I recently started meditation regularly and I have started to reap the amazing benefits. Many people wonder what mediation is about and what makes it so special. Let me tell you a bit about the power of meditation. What is Meditation? Check out this amazing definition I found on Yogapedia.com Meditation is the process […] (ClickContinue reading “The Power of Meditation and Why You Need It — fashionandstylepolice”

What we miss when we focus on opioid treatment and recovery — Addiction & Recovery News

Fortunately, there’s been growing concern that advocates, policy makers, and media have to narrowly focused on the opioid crisis. Up to this point, it hasn’t reached the level of media coverage. USA Today is one of the first to publish an article that explores the limitations of the nation’s focus on opioid treatment and recovery: […]Continue reading “What we miss when we focus on opioid treatment and recovery — Addiction & Recovery News”

Vivitrol Shot… A Good Treatment Option?

By, Mark Sigmund MS, CADC, CCDP I must say that I was really skeptical of Vivitrol when it first came out in 2006. As an addictions counselor, I guess it is ok to be skeptical of new medications, since drug companies often heavily promote the new drug. Originally, this drug had a black box warningContinue reading “Vivitrol Shot… A Good Treatment Option?”

The best way to cope with depression. — EnigmaDebunked

If you ever have had those days when you felt worthless, worthless like you don’t matter and it would be better if you didn’t even exist at all, you might understand what depression is, or maybe, you are already going through it right now. In psychological terms, “depression is a mood or emotional state that […]Continue reading “The best way to cope with depression. — EnigmaDebunked”

How to Deal With Overwhelming Grief as a Mom — Lavanda Michelle

The majority of people in this world will suffer from some sort of grief during their lifetime. Dealing with tragedy on your own will never be easy, but when you have to stay strong as a mom, it can be even harder. Having courage as a mom to seek support from professionals and members ofContinue reading “How to Deal With Overwhelming Grief as a Mom — Lavanda Michelle”

Can Birds have Addictions? — Zeebra Designs & Destinations

Forward to post: One hour’s drive separates Poza Honda and Portoviejo, the latter also known locally as ‘Rock City.’ I am now dividing my time between the two locations. My neighbor Melissa lacks one more month before her baby’s delivery date – but the baby is impatient, and Melissa was admitted to the hospital on […]Continue reading “Can Birds have Addictions? — Zeebra Designs & Destinations”