What Does the Ego Have to do With Addiction?

What Does the Ego Have to do With Addiction?

Some people describe addiction as a spiritual disease as much as it is a mental, emotional or physical one. Just like depression and other mental illnesses, addiction can be seen as being a deep disconnect within us that severs our connection with our higher power as well as the interconnectedness of our different parts. We…

What Does Hitting Rock Bottom Feel Like?

What Does Hitting Rock Bottom Feel Like?

For those living with addiction, many of us experience what we often refer to as hitting “rock bottom,” that time and place where we feel we’ve fallen as low as we possibly can. In this place, there are some common things many of us think, feel and experience that are memorable and that stay with…

Why Do We Resist Getting Help?

Why Do We Resist Getting Help?

When we’re struggling with addiction, the logical thing would be to want to get help for the illness that is destroying our lives. When we have a broken bone or any other medical issue, we get help. Why do we so often resist getting the help we need to kick our addictions? What is it…

How is Addiction an Isolating Disease?

How is Addiction an Isolating Disease?

When we’re living with addiction, we can find that we’ve isolated ourselves from other people, whether or not we’ve done so intentionally. What are some of the ways in which addictions functions as an isolating disease in our lives? How does it make us distance ourselves from the people who are important to us, and…

Real-Life Couple Faces Addiction Together

Real-Life Couple Faces Addiction Together

It can be hard to be in a relationship when two people struggle with addiction. The chances of getting help decrease if your significant other is constantly around you abusing drugs. One real-life couple shared their story to Huffington Post about the obstacles they both faced in their relationship as a result of their drug…

Why is Isolation So Harmful?

Why is Isolation So Harmful?

Those of us living with addiction and mental health issues are no strangers to isolating ourselves. Many of us go to great lengths to avoid people and having to interact with them. We find ways to survive on a daily basis without venturing out in public. For example, we have everything delivered to our homes…

Pharm Parties

Pharm Parties

Adults may know teen parties for loud music, dancing, and playing games. An element that they may not be aware of is having a pharm party where teens take a mix of prescription drugs from a bowl. It is important that parents are aware of these kinds of parties to prevent their kids from making…

How Can I Help My Loved One Struggling with Addiction?

How Can I Help My Loved One Struggling with Addiction?

Having to watch someone we love struggle with addiction can be a very painful experience. We’re basically watching someone self-destruct and potentially ruin their lives. We have to see them suffering and in pain. We’re watching as they endanger themselves and repeatedly put themselves in harm’s way. We desperately wish we could protect them from…