“The whole range of human character can be found among people with addictions, despite the cruel stereotypes that are typically presented,” writes Maia Szalavtiz, author of the book Unbroken Brain: a Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction. Her work reports that only around 18% of addicts … [Read more...] about Is There Such A Thing As An Addictive Personality?
53% of Americans report that they feel better about themselves after exercising, according to the American Psychological Association. As such, exercise has a pretty positive reputation in being an effective way of self-improvement. In the case of those battling with alcoholism or substance … [Read more...] about The Physical Remedy: Employing Exercise To Empower Addiction Recovery
The holidays can be a stressful time for anyone, what with gift-giving, travel and keeping up with all the different parts of the increasingly complicated modern family unit. For the 21 million Americans living with at least one addiction and for those in recovery, the holiday time … [Read more...] about How To Manage Addiction During The Holidays
The earliest known preserved pieces of art, found in an Indonesian cave, are at least 40,000 years old: creativity is an essential part of being human, and art has helped people explore the world and their emotions throughout history. For this reason, art in its many forms can play an important … [Read more...] about The Use Of Art Therapy To Navigate Complex Emotions In Addiction Recovery