How to Handle a Depression Relapse

By Debbi Taylor A depression relapse is something that many addicts face along the road to recovery. If you relapse you need to have the mindset that you can get back to where you were when you first started to get well.  Remember this: you are human, and relapse DOES...

Compulsive Gambling and the Agony of Defeat

Are you able to watch a ballgame these days and not have any money on it? There are many ex-gamblers in recovery who can now enjoy watching a great game and not have to worry about beating the spread, coin toss or whatever people bet on these days. But, if you are an...

Relapse Warning Signs

Warning signs of relapse are crucial factors to learn while in treatment and if you learn them you will prevent another trip back to a treatment center.  It is often recommended that once an individual leaves treatment he or she should do certain things to stay clean....

Addiction is a Family Disease

By Debbi Taylor Wow.  I just finished watching the 7th episode of season 1 of the NBC hit show “This is Us”.  Earlier this fall I was out walking one evening after dinner with my daughter and dog in the neighborhood when two of my friends rushed by saying they had to...