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...

Explore Nature

By Debbi Taylor Have you ever noticed that when you go outside for a walk and enjoy your natural surroundings you feel pretty good?  Well, that’s because studies have shown that there is a link between nature and your mental health. A study at the National Institute...

How to Overcome Gambling

The following depicts one addicts experience and how he overcame his gambling addiction.  He woke up in the hotel of the casino.  As he leaned over he spots several ATM receipts on the nearby coffee table.  He did not know exactly how much money he had gambled away...

Superior Addiction Treatment Program

Seeking treatment is a big step for anyone with an alcohol or drug problem. A recent article discusses the need for better access to treatment as well as ending the judgmental attitudes that patients are subject to.  Getting compassionate help can make a world of...

Holidays and Recovery

The holidays are stressful and adding an addiction to the mix can make these times even more challenging.  But, if you are in recovery then this time of year can be very joyful.  You will no longer have to depend on a drink or drug to get you through the holidays....