Why Emotional Intelligence is the Core of Addiction Recovery

In recent decades there has been a growing awareness that cognitive intelligence–as measured by IQ tests–is not a reliable predictor of success in life. Although it certainly helps to have some of the talents measured by IQ tests, such as mathematical ability, spatial awareness, and verbal acuity, these talents don’t amount to much unless you […]

Creating New Holiday Traditions in Recovery 

Not only do family gatherings and changes in weather and the stress of the holiday season already create challenges, returning to a time of year without the familiarity of an addiction can feel foreign.  In some ways, this may come as a relief, a chance to reflect with gratitude at how this day is different […]