cycle of addiction

26 12, 2018

Amanda Bynes: 4 Years Sober!

2019-01-31T17:45:42+00:00December 26th, 2018|0 Comments

DISCLAIMER: Amanda Bynes’ history of odd behavior and personal struggles have been well-documented, both in the media and her own social media accounts. Now, for the first time, the former teen star is talking about the real reasons why she lost control over her own life. Almost a decade ago, actress Amanda Bynes suffered an extremely public meltdown.  She [...]

8 08, 2018

Understanding the Cycle of Addiction

2019-02-17T18:12:35+00:00August 8th, 2018|0 Comments

More than 22 million Americans are trapped in a cycle of drug and alcohol abuse. In order to get them treatment, we need to recognize how that cycle works. Understanding the Cycle of Addiction No one wants to be a drug addict. Sure, they might enjoy drinking alcohol or getting high. But the constant need to keep using is [...]

1 05, 2017

Sober But Addicted to Love

2019-02-16T17:47:54+00:00May 1st, 2017|0 Comments

What is Love Addiction? When a person is addicted to the process of loving someone it is called love addiction. A love addict develops an unhealthy attachment to another person. That person doesn’t necessarily have to be a romantic interest, it could be a parent, child, friend or even someone they have never met before. Love addicts can end up [...]

1 03, 2017

Alternative Methods to Reduce Drug Cravings: What Works and What Doesn’t

2019-02-16T23:43:05+00:00March 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Overcoming an addiction isn’t easy. In fact, it’s downright difficult. Why? Cravings. Awful, terrible, uncomfortable, godforsaken cravings – that’s why. Cravings are the number one reason why people return again and again to their drug or drink of choice. Cravings are what ultimately lead to relapse. Here’s what happens: someone with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will swear off [...]

15 02, 2017

Five Behavioral Addictions Explained

2019-02-17T02:01:54+00:00February 15th, 2017|0 Comments

“Gambling can turn into a dangerous two-way street when you least expect it. Weird things happen suddenly, and your life can go all to pieces.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson When someone writes or speaks about addiction, you most likely think of alcoholism or drug dependence rather than behavioral addictions. After all, these are the substances that have the most addictive [...]

18 01, 2017

Addiction is not a crime: why punishing someone for using drugs doesn’t work

2019-02-17T03:34:31+00:00January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

There are over 200,000 people currently in federal prison in the United States. Nearly half (48.6%) of those people are in jail on drug offenses. Of more than 1.3 million people in state prisons, about 16 percent have nothing more serious than a drug offense on their record. About 117,000 people were arrested for drugs in California in 2012 alone. [...]

17 01, 2017

“I’m an Alcoholic, and It’s Okay to Need Help” – Breaking Down the Addiction Stigma

2019-02-17T03:42:43+00:00January 17th, 2017|0 Comments

It's a common response to a common problem: someone admits they have a problem with drugs or alcohol, and outcome the judgment sticks. Immediately, the addict undergoes a thorough character assassination by people who don't even understand what addiction is – and isn't. Sometimes even a recovered addict gets the cold shoulder for admitting they once had a problem, but [...]

7 01, 2017

What Percentage of the Population Struggles with Addiction? The Answer May Surprise You

2019-02-17T17:39:05+00:00January 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Addiction Is More Common Than Most Think Addiction is an under-acknowledged occurrence in our society. With the widespread prevalence of prescription medication, advertisements for drug treatment centers, and a high rate of incarcerated drug users, many are led to believe that drug addiction is being kept under control. This is quite the contrary, and America's addiction problem has been [...]

4 01, 2017

Is Addiction Ever About Willpower?

2019-02-17T17:41:46+00:00January 4th, 2017|0 Comments

“Why can’t you just stop?” “Can you just lay off of the hard stuff tonight?” “It’s your mom’s birthday. Maybe just stay sober so you don’t ruin it like last year.” If you’re an alcoholic, you’ve likely heard one of these things before, or a variation of it, at some point during your life. Or perhaps you’ve even asked it [...]