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Understanding Addiction and Recovery: By Thomas G. Beley

By Thomas G. Beley, Ph.D., LCSW Neurobiology, Behavior, and Addiction The addictive disorders have probably been one of the most confusing and elusive disorders to treat over the years. There is no other disorder that has created more confusion or controversy, or for that matter, debate as to what needs to be done for someone . . . . Continue Reading


Best 6 Tips for Making a Quick Comeback After a Relapse

One of the most difficult things for most people to face when it comes to addiction and recovery is a relapse. After someone manages to give up the substances and behaviors holding them back, it can be hard to feel like the work was a waste when things get hard and they fall back into . . . . Continue Reading


5 Powerful Books and Memoirs about Women with Addictions

If you look, you can find plenty of books by amazing writers about their struggles with substance abuse and addiction. Many individuals have written intense and intimate autobiographies about their experiences with the suffering of addiction. Some have even gone on to share their inspiring stories of recovery and rediscovering themselves. While there is no . . . . Continue Reading


7 Famous Female Alcoholic Authors: Women, Wine and Words

If you’re familiar with the culture of literature or have ever been inside a high school English class, you’ve heard the infamous stories of male alcoholic authors, like the great Ernest Hemingway who’s alcoholic lifestyle lead to long battles with depression before his eventual suicide. Or perhaps you’ve heard of James Joyce, the Irish author . . . . Continue Reading


2 Addictions Women Experience Differently Than Men

The beauty each woman brings to the world every day is unique, as are the challenges they face in life and in health. Historically, and even today, women face unique obstacles and injustices. Whether professionally, socially, or personally, women must often overcome distinctive adversities. One thing women experience differently than men is addiction. Women Do . . . . Continue Reading


Death Rates Hitting New Heights from Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide

Death is a consequence of drug and alcohol abuse we are all now painfully aware of. The opioid crisis created an explosion of overdoses across the country, and every community has experienced the fallout. Suicide deaths have also continued to increase. Some reports even indicate that suicide deaths are worse than they appear, claiming suicides . . . . Continue Reading


5 Comic Book Super-Women You Didn’t Know Battled Addiction

As a super-geek myself, any opportunity to talk super-heroes is a chance I’m willing to take. But this is actually a really cool way to touch on some difficult topics. So this is for all comic-book-loving-ladies AND comic-book-lady-lovers! For many decades people have found incredible stories of empowerment in the pages of comic books. Super-human . . . . Continue Reading


The Hurdles Pregnant Women with Addiction Struggles Face

Imagine struggling with addiction and becoming pregnant. You want to seek treatment, but you fear the consequences. If you admit you use drugs, your baby may be taken away, or you may face legal implications. However, if you do not seek treatment, you risk harm to your newborn. Therefore, you are left confused, not knowing . . . . Continue Reading


Belinda Carlisle Reflects on the Past: “I Can’t Believe I’m Not Dead”

Belinda Carlisle rose to fame in the 80s as the lead singer of The Go-Go’s and later a successful solo artist. The Go-Go’s recently celebrated the 35th anniversary of their beloved Vacation album. However, along with her rising fame, Carlisle struggled with addiction. Looking back, Carlisle says she is surprised she is still here. Carlisle, . . . . Continue Reading


4 Reasons Why Clutter Is Bad for Your Mental Health

  New research reveals it’s better to live a less cluttered life. While this may not sound surprising, the reality is many people’s lives are full of clutter. Your ability to think clearly and live an organized lifestyle depends on your ability to navigate through the clutter. Less is more, as they say. When you . . . . Continue Reading