Men and Women Use Cannabis for Different Reasons

What do the differences between men and women have to do with their use of marijuana?

Facing My Reality … And How Life Changed in 3 Years Of Sobriety

Patrick Sallee talks about facing the reality of his choices, and how he came out better for it on the other side.

Codependency Isn’t a Disorder, It’s a Relationship Dynamic

This covert victim-blaming further damages self-esteem & gifts abusers with an excuse for the inexcusable.

Addicts and Non-Addicts: The New Odd Couple

The 6 key lessons dating a “normie” taught Amy Dresner about addiction.

One Man’s “Spiritual Awakening” In A 12-step Recovery

“Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.” – Step 12

Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Is Wrong

What causes addiction? Easy, right? Drugs cause addiction. But maybe it is not that simple.

Football Is More Than A Game, It’s An Addiction

When a player chooses to risk his long-term health by playing after severe injuries does that mean he’s addicted to the game?

The Goodbye Letter to My Addiction

B.K. Mullen is done. He’s had enough. Now he is going to tell his addiction why.

They Never Mean to Hurt You: 5 Things to Know Before Dating an Addict

It’s always better to be prepared. Here’s what you need to know before you take that next step.

7 Surprising Reasons Stress is Bad/Good for You

Stress can increase motivation and help us learn and grow. Jed Diamond, PhD shares with us a few other interesting facts about something regarded so negatively in our world.

The Mental Illness Happy Hour with Paul Gilmartin

“I have this fear that if I feel this pain, it will kill me and I will die… I’m afraid that I’m going to pass my anger onto my son.”

We Need To Focus On The Powerful Truth Behind Addiction

If you can’t walk a mile in the shoes of another, the least you can do is keep from judging them for the condition of their soul.

A Tribute to Man’s Best Friend

Brian Whitney reflects on love, loss, and the twists and turns of life on the passing of his pet.

Be Vulnerable, Share Your Pain, and Begin to Heal

View image | Christine Walker interviews David Callister from Renaissance Ranch, Outpatient Rehabilitations Center where men (and women) recover from addiction through acceptance, self-love, and above all, vulnerability.   Recently, I interviewed, David Callister, the clinical director of Renaissance Ranch, an addiction rehabilitation center in Sandy, Utah. He’s thoughtful, insightful and understands addiction from both a personal […]

Letting Go of the Stories That Define Us

Your story is not who you are. Addiction, Love, Pain: They’re merely parts of who you are, not the whole picture.

I Wish I Would’ve Gone To Rehab

The sooner you accept your situation and allow yourself to heal, the better off you’ll be.