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MOTHER AND SON TALK ABOUT ADDICTION TOGETHER

When David Sheff went through every parent’s nightmare, having a child suffering from addiction, he wrote about his anguish in the book Beautiful Boy. His son, Nic, would also chronicle his personal struggle with addiction with Tweak, and both books made compelling reading. Now Lisa Hillman has written about her son’s addiction and recovery with … Continued

CAPTAIN AMERICA TALKS ABOUT COMBATING HIS PERSONAL ANXIETY

Chris Evans is an incredibly lucky guy. He became a major star with Captain America, and being part of the Marvel Universe means he’ll be working in multiple movies for years to come. Yet, like many, Evans struggles with anxiety and has developed his own personal ways of dealing.  ”Shh.” That’s what Evans tells his … Continued

Are You on The Road to Addiction?

Carl Jung once said: “Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic is alcohol or morphine or idealism.” This statement is as close to the truth as it gets. When people think of addiction, they automatically imagine some substance addiction such as alcohol or various drugs. However, addiction can range from substances … Continued

MYTHS ABOUT OPIOIDS

The opioid crisis is one of the worst drug catastrophes in history, and now Penn Live has a new list, “Seven Myths of Opioids,” and they include the following… One of the most important myths is people suffering from opioid addictions “fit a certain profile.” And indeed, this is one of the biggest stigmas about … Continued

The Benefits of Surf Therapy for Addiction & Mental Health

“Ocean Therapy is an adaptive surfing program to assist individuals coping with mental and physical illness in accessing the ocean environment.” (ivanity.wordpress.com)  There is an increasing number of mental health & substance abuse rehabilitation facilities incorporating surf therapy into their programs, particularly in sunny states such as California. Surf therapy is a new and growing … Continued