New Year’s Resolutions and the Reality of January

New Year’s Resolutions and the Reality of January

It’s the middle of January and I have already slipped! Well, this is why New Year’s resolutions don’t have a great track record of success. As a matter of fact, according to US World and News reports, 80% have succumbed by the first week in February. And the overall...
Should I Date in Early Recovery?

Should I Date in Early Recovery?

The short answer is no, but the concept of dating in early recovery is important and worth discussing. It is generally discouraged and for good reason. With recovery and sobriety comes vulnerability, especially in the early stages. The feelings and bad past...
The Opposite of Addiction is Connection

The Opposite of Addiction is Connection

This is a commonly quoted phrase within the recovery world. While we understand that addiction is a disease of the brain, we also recognize that there are both behavioral causes and manifestations. This is where the concept of connection ties into addiction....
Great Reasons to Keep Using Opioids

Great Reasons to Keep Using Opioids

As I tell my patients all the time: you didn’t use drugs because you were ignorant, you used drugs because they were helping you with something. Until they weren’t. As Russell Brand, the British comedian, author, and activist says, “A counselor at the treatment centre...