Addicted Moms

Addicted Moms: Hitting Closer to Home Than You Realize

For many women, the stress of motherhood can take its toll. Trying to keep up with the needs of their children ­­– in addition to the needs of a household, career, or spouse – has caused many busy mothers to resort to relying on “helpers.” These “helpers,” as they are referred to, are most commonly … Continued

How to Succeed In College After Adderall Treatment

How to Succeed In College After Adderall Treatment

Returning to college after winter break can be tough for most students. Trying to get back into the mindset of meeting assignment deadlines and studying for exams can seem less than appealing when you have just finished enjoying the holiday season. But for students who decided to seek treatment for their Adderall problem — a … Continued

Facing Addiction in America

What the New Surgeon General Report Means for Addiction

In the wake of what many are calling the last significant act as President Barack Obama’s Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy recently released a landmark report on alcohol, drugs, and health to serve as a guide to a national addiction recovery effort. The report places emphasis on a major cultural shift needed in the way … Continued

What to do when you miss your addiction

What to do when you miss your addiction

By Andrea Texeira, LMFT, clinician In the first few months of recovery it is easy to be focused on all the progress you are making, or even to feel euphoric about the changes in your life.  You’ve finally stopped using drugs and alcohol and are beginning to feel better about yourself. You are working towards rebuilding … Continued

Can Addiction Be Cured?

Can Addiction Be Cured?

Addiction has long been considered by some to be a sign of moral failing. Families and friends of individuals struggling with addiction have held — and many still do hold — the belief that once a person completes detox, gets a hold of their values, and develops a strong sense of what is right and … Continued