The most complex organ in your body weighs in at a mere three pounds, but it is responsible for the most complex functions in your body. We use the brain to explore our world, make judgments, understand and reason. Sometimes we overload our most valued organs with opiates such as tramadol in order to produce…

On This Page: What Is Trauma? What Is PTSD? Rebuilding Trust Treatment Getting Help One of the most complex human emotions is trust. Trust is the strong belief in the reliability, truth, ability or strength of someone or something. Trauma can disrupt the emotion of trust, and this can have a lasting impact on a…

On This Page: Personal Consequences Interpersonal Consequences Codependency Development Emotional Complications Codependency Consequences Who Becomes Codependent? Interventions Healing You care about your friend, your family member, your child or your romantic partner. You want to be there for them through good and bad. You want to make things better and easier for everyone. However when…

By Patti Richards I know rehab is the only way to get my life back. But who wants a mom that’s in treatment? But then, who wants a mom who’s addicted? No one, that’s who. When all the other moms are volunteering at school and their kids ask my kid, “Where’s your mom?,” what is…

On This Page: What is Crystal Meth? The Role of Detoxification Treatment Options Therapy Models Ongoing Care Getting Help What is Crystal Meth? At the beginning of the year, people all around the world put together lists of resolutions to keep. Many of those resolutions don’t even last into the following month because life changes…

By Wesley Gallagher Children of individuals with addiction often struggle silently, as they learn to adapt to the everyday reality of having a parent who is addicted. They may seem like they are coping well – they might even seem to have things surprisingly together, despite their circumstances – but the reality is that children…

In this episode of the Recovery Unscripted podcast, we hear from Dr. Andrew Finch, one of the country’s foremost authorities on integrating education and recovery support in an academic setting. Currently a professor of counseling at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, he’s also leading the first large-scale research studies on the effectiveness of recovery schools and…

By Patti Richards Heading back to college is usually be a time of excitement and anticipation. But when addiction has taken over every aspect of life, finding the courage to go back to an environment of partying and performance-enhancing drugs is challenging. For many college students around the country, starting the school year requires much…