by Thaddeus Camlin, Psy.D. Much is being said about changing the nomenclature in the treatment of problematic substance use. The latest diagnostic manual (DSM-5) no longer uses the term ‘addiction.’ Anne Fletcher wrote about the value of cleaning up the
by Thaddeus Camlin, Psy.D. We all deal with people who bug us every day. Sometimes the people who annoy us are our neighbors, our co-workers, or our family members. Improving our ways of dealing with difficult people can help us
Linda Lewis shares her story. by Linda Lewis, Recovery Maintenance Counselor for Practical Recovery I’ve been preparing for my role as an addiction counselor all my life. From the time I was born, I was surrounded by people with addiction
by Thaddeus Camlin, Psy.D. Many lively debates arise in discussions on the relationship between freedom and responsibility. Many individuals think that with increased responsibility comes decreased freedom. Challenging this notion can be a pivotal turning point in recovery from problematic
Rebuilding Your Life in Recovery: Improving Your Work Ethic Returning to the workplace after rehab can often be a scary transition. We worry about what people will think, what they know about where we were, and whether we will be
By Tom Horvath, Ph.D. How often have you heard the following statements? “Using buprenorphine (Suboxone, Bunavail, Zubsolv, etc.) or methadone is not real recovery.” “Harm reduction is not real recovery.” “Using psychiatric medications is not real recovery.” “Moderation is not
Learning to forgive yourself in recovery is essential. Learning to forgive yourself is essential as you begin to do more self-healing in your recovery. We often have a tendency to hold ourselves to such strict standards that we find no
Want to quit drinking? It can be hard to quit or reduce something you enjoy, but these 5 steps will help it feel a little less intimidating.
Shorter days, less sunlight and less time spent outdoors can cause a bit of a negative shift in our mood. Here are 6 tips to help you cope.
Long-term recovery incvolves much more than giving up your drug(s) of choice. Here are 6 tips to help you cope with life’s ups and downs without turning to drugs.