Men, Addiction and Recovery: Special Issues

Men, Addiction and Recovery: Special Issues

Addiction has been recognized as a disease of the brain that changes the way the user thinks, feels and acts. As a disorder, addiction and substance abuse affect everyone differently. Although both genders experience addiction, often men and women experience their...
Can You Use FMLA When You Go to Treatment?

Can You Use FMLA When You Go to Treatment?

Are you worried about taking leave at work when you go to treatment for a substance use disorder? You may be wondering if you can take advantage of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) when you’re away from work. Many people have full-time jobs, and careers struggle...
Can Mindfulness Help With Treatment?

Can Mindfulness Help With Treatment?

Have you ever considered using mindfulness as a part of your recovery? Many people in recovery use it in their treatment plans. In fact, it is so popular that it’s a common term used throughout pop culture. The concept itself comes from early Buddhist meditations. In...
Are You an Enabler? How Can You Tell?

Are You an Enabler? How Can You Tell?

When you love somebody who is suffering from an addiction disorder, it’s often hard to know how to help. You may worry that if you’re too harsh with your loved one, he or she might push you away. You want your loved one to get better, but that doesn’t mean that you...
Recovery is Not a Matter of Willpower: Here’s Why

Recovery is Not a Matter of Willpower: Here’s Why

When people talk about goals and changes in their life, you often hear the word “willpower” thrown around. Some people believe that willpower is a secret reserve of strength that can help us uniquely as human beings resist temptation – whether that temptation is...