Issues surrounding sexuality and addiction are some of the most awkward and socially taboo things being explored in the media and among groups of people today. While the reality of sex addiction in general has been slowly accepted by an increasing number of people in both the mental health profession and the culture at large, … Continue reading Sex Addiction in the LGBT Community
It’s likely that people who live with an addicted person have an entire list of things they’d like to say to that person about the addiction and the impact that addiction is having on the rest of the family. It’s also likely that the family members want to find a way to share their thoughts … Continue reading 6 Things You Should Say During an Intervention
Find Fast Reducing Temptation Allowing Consequences Dealing with Finances Making Sobriety Fun Finding Inner Strength Getting Help Making It Happen In a study conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, fewer than one-fifth of those contacted said that they’d think less of someone in recovery. Most people know that addictions have their … Continue reading How to Stop Being an Enabler
10 Intervention Tips: 1. Choose Your Team Wisely 2. Find the Right Time to Talk 3. Use a Private, Formal Spot 4. Pay Attention to the Order of Speakers 5. Hold Rehearsals 6. Stick to the Script 7. Use Open, Warm Body Language 8. Keep Tempers Under Control 9. Develop a Backup Plan 10. Don’t … Continue reading 10 Tips on Holding an Intervention
According to the United States Department of Labor under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) you can be given up to 12 weeks of medical leave in a 12 month period. Before you approach your employer about going into rehab, you want to thoroughly understand this act so that your rights are … Continue reading Can My Employer Fire Me If I Go to Rehab?
“Man up.” “Get over it.” “Grow up.” “Don’t cry.” How often do we tell young and adult men to “man up” and that they shouldn’t be bothered by this or that? This has been our culture. And with so much debate in the media about what a man is supposed to be like (and what … Continue reading Saying “Man Up” Hurts Men: Here’s Why
By Taylor Davis It’s no secret that college students drink — often under age and in large quantities. College introduces many young people to alcohol, and because their brains are still developing, they tend to overdo it and may be unaware of the consequences of their actions. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease … Continue reading Alcohol Poisoning: When One Drink Turns to Too Many
For individuals completing a stay in residential treatment, the idea of tackling “what’s next” in sobriety can seem overwhelming. After 30 or even 60 days of immersive treatment, the recovering person’s world suddenly opens up, brimming with possibility — and an inundation of choices. During residential treatment, much of an individual’s experience revolves around a … Continue reading What Is the Role of Aftercare in Addiction Treatment?
In this episode of Recovery Unscripted, we hear from Shane Ramer, creator of That Sober Guy, a podcast with over 150 episodes that focus on living a healthy, sober lifestyle. Ramer sat down with me at the Innovations in Behavioral Healthcare conference in Nashville to explain how his journey led him from addiction to a … Continue reading Recovery Unscripted Podcast: Telling the Story of Sobriety
By Stephanie Thomas If you struggle with addiction — or love someone who does — you know what it feels like to keep hoping for a move toward permanent change. Ideally, the motivation will come from wanting better for oneself and others. Sometimes, though, it’s simply the result of hitting rock bottom. Regardless, when the … Continue reading Questions You Should Ask Before Going to Rehab