Addiction: Treatment & Stigma

I've recently been learning about addiction and some of the things I have heard have shocked me, especially the statistics. Alcohol and drug detoxification can be fatal - you can't go cold turkey by yourself if you are severely addicted. Medical care is essential for a safe recovery from addiction, but due to the lack of… Continue reading Addiction: Treatment & Stigma

Are your coping mechanisms unhealthy?

When you're in a dark place, you will do anything to make yourself feel better - even just for a few minutes. You aren't thinking about the long-term consequences of your actions; you are solely trying to make it through the hour, day, week, month... And the things that make you feel better can vary from… Continue reading Are your coping mechanisms unhealthy?