What’s the Difference Between Supporting and Enabling?

If you have a loved one with a substance use disorder, you probably find yourself having to make a lot of difficult decisions. What do you do when they come home drunk or high? Do you stay in the same house? Do you let them stay at your house? When should you help them out? […]

What’s the Difference Between Supporting and Enabling?

If you have a loved one with a substance use disorder, you probably find yourself having to make a lot of difficult decisions. What do you do when they come home drunk or high? Do you stay in the same house? Do you let them stay at your house? When should you help them out? […]

Should You Quit Smoking When Recovering From Addiction?

You’ve probably heard the old joke, “What do you do if you can’t find your AA meeting? Look for the church with people smoking outside.” The chain-smoking, coffee-drinking recovering alcoholic is a familiar stereotype and there’s even some research suggesting it has a valid basis.  The Research A study of AA members in the Nashville […]

What Are the Most Common Co-occurring Conditions with Addiction?

There are several major risk factors that make developing a substance use disorder far more likely. Genes account for about half of your addiction risk. If you have a close relative such as a parent or a sibling–especially a twin–with a substance use disorder, you have a much higher risk of developing an addiction.  Related […]

Escaping Our Escape

For many of us, we simply wanted an escape. Whether it was to stop feeling our pain or simply to feel better, our first drink or pill or smoke or whatever was an effort to escape our reality. Which was maybe great the first time. Or perhaps for any number of times after that. But […]

The Four Recovery Lessons Actress Jamie Lee Curtis Affirms in Her Latest Interview

The Four Recovery Lessons Actress Jamie Lee Curtis Affirms in Her Latest Interview On a press junket promoting her newest film, Jamie Lee Curtis stopped by The Today Show and talked with Hoda Kotb about her experience with addiction.  One of the most vocal celebrities and faces of the recovery community, Curtis graced the cover of the annual recovery […]