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Do I Have A Problem with Alcohol?

Am I an alcoholic? Do I drink too much? Is my drinking out of hand? These are questions that people may ask themselves if they are unsure if they have a healthy relationship with alcohol. This question is more common than people may think, as the line

Nov 17th, 2020
10 Lessons of Addiction Recovery That Are Rooted in Psychology

Recovery from an addiction is much more than mere abstinence from a substance or a behavior. Abstinence can be, and usually is, a fundamental component of the addiction recovery process, but abstinence does not necessarily equate to recovery. According t

Nov 10th, 2020
The Similarities Between Alcoholism and Gambling Addiction

In 2013 the American Psychiatric Association added Gambling Disorder to the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). In doing so, pathological gambling was recognized by mental health professionals as an addiction

Oct 20th, 2020
Should I Work With a Coach or a Therapist?

Coaches were once only known in the field of sports, but now there is a coach for nearly everything and anything - business, career, relationships, divorce, health and wellness, travel, general life coaching, and quite possibly anything you could imagine.

Oct 6th, 2020
10 Tips For How To Support Someone In Recovery From Addiction

September is National Recovery Month, a time to help raise awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use disorders and to celebrate those in recovery from addiction. Approximately 22 million Americans struggle with addiction to alcohol...

Sep 3rd, 2020
10 Most Common Reasons For Addiction Relapse

Unfortunately relapse rates for individuals who enter recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction are quite high. Studies reflect that about 40-60% of individuals relapse within 30 days of leaving an inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center, and up to...

Aug 5th, 2020
A Guide to the Different Pathways of Addiction Recovery

When an individual is struggling with a substance use addiction it is extremely challenging for the entire family. There is often guilt, shame, sadness, anger, anxiety, among a host of other negative emotions. When the addicted individual is ready and wi

Jul 20th, 2020
Does Affluence Make It Harder To Recover?

Wealthy individuals have a unique set of challenges when it comes to mental health and addiction. Emotional and behavioral issues can linger much longer for wealthy individuals before one is willing to receive psychological help for a variety of reasons.

Jul 10th, 2020
What About The Alcohol Epidemic?

We frequently hear about the opioid epidemic, but rarely do we hear about the alcohol epidemic. While alcohol is legal and socially acceptable, and while most individuals can drink alcohol privately or socially without consequence, alcohol leads to million

Jun 24th, 2020
6 Ways To Support Your Employee’s Mental Health

As the world continues to navigate through COVID-19 and what may lie ahead, businesses across industries, large and small, are going through a crisis of their own. In addition to surviving this economic downturn, strategizing a new way of business, and re

May 23rd, 2020
Let’s Flatten The Curve Of Our Mental Health Pandemic As Well

This past week, a research study conducted by the Well Being Trust, a national foundation with a mission to advance mental health in America, has estimated that as many as 75,000 Americans could die from mental health related issues that stem from the coro

May 11th, 2020
Teletherapy and the Future: 10 Benefits of Teletherapy

COVID-19 is causing significant problems and disruption to virtually all areas of our lives. It is impacting our physical health, our financial health, our relational health, our spiritual health, our mental health and every which way in-between. As the

May 1st, 2020
COVID-19 and Problem Gambling

COVID-19 has led to significant problems all across the globe and is impacting our lives in many different ways. While most people are currently focused on fighting this global health pandemic and are concerned with their physical hygiene, it is also impor

Apr 13th, 2020
The Challenges of Being a High-Functioning Alcoholic

High-functioning alcoholics are individuals who are able to maintain their careers, relationships, and other obligations while displaying signs of alcoholism. The same is true of high-functioning addicts or individuals who may suffer from high-functioning

Apr 8th, 2020
Why The Opioid Epidemic Is Even Worse Than We Thought

Opioids, especially the misuse of opioids – including prescription pain killers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl – has caused an epidemic in the United States. Every day there are approximately 128 opioid deaths due to overdose in the US -

Mar 9th, 2020
Can Being Sober Cost You In Business?

Sobriety can undoubtedly help your health, but can it help you in business? Business is often about relationships, relationships are often about socializing, and socializing is often about drinking alcohol. Skipping social aspects of business that involv

Mar 4th, 2020
Are eSports The Next Addiction Epidemic?

eSports, also known as ‘electronic sports,’ is the world of organized competitive video gaming. While many who are unfamiliar with eSports may conjure up an image of middle- or high-school children playing video games on their parent’s couch, eSports has

Feb 27th, 2020
Business or Pleasure - Maintaining Wellness While Traveling

Whether traveling for business or for pleasure, maintaining wellness while traveling can be challenging, especially for those in recovery from a mental health issue or an addiction related issue. Whether new to recovery or not, being out of one’s comfort

Feb 17th, 2020
How Does the Stock Market Affect Our Mood?

The stock market and our moods are interconnected in an interesting way. The stock market affects how investors feel, and in turn their feelings affect the markets. In this way, the relationship between our mood and the stock market are a bidirectional

Feb 10th, 2020
What is the Difference Between a Coach and a Therapist?

Therapeutic Coaching is a unique and innovative method of helping individuals recover from a variety of issues including mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders; substance addictions such as to alcohol, opiates, Adderall

Feb 5th, 2020
Feeling Hopeless? Signs, symptoms and ways to recover

Mental health and addiction related issues are often accompanied by a sense of hopelessness. Hopelessness ensues when the individual feels stuck in the state they are in, especially after failed attempts to get well. Individuals in such a state of mind f

Jan 7th, 2020
Coping With Seasonal Depression

Feeling depressed, or down, or sad, or having a case of the blues is a normal part of life that everyone goes through. It could be situational due to death of a loved one or ending a relationship, or it could be emotional due to letting yourself down, oth

Dec 2nd, 2019
Work, Life and Mental Health

An average individual will spend 1/3 of their life working.  For executives, entrepreneurs and other such individuals who do not work a standard 9 to 5, the amount of time spent on business related tasks is often much, much more.  As a result of living in

Nov 4th, 2019
Parenting and Mental Health

Children bring a lot of joy to our lives, but being a parent also comes with its own set of added stress to an already stressful world. Due to the obligations, love, and commitment that we have as parents it is easy to put our children first while our own

Oct 7th, 2019
Why Fitness Is Important for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery?

When most people think of fitness they think in terms of their physical health – “I’m working out to lose weight,” “I’m running to be lean,” “I’m lifting to be fit,” etc. – but fitness will do much more than help you lose fat, build muscle and be physicall

Sep 19th, 2019
How Do I know If I Or A Loved One Has A Problem With Alcohol?

People often ask how to tell if they or a loved one has a problem with alcohol. Well, for starters, if one is asking this question, there is probably a problem. Your average social drinker or your average “I enjoy a glass of wine with dinner” drinker usu

Sep 6th, 2019
Is Therapy Working? Red Flags to Look for in Therapy

Sometimes therapy does not work the way we feel it is “supposed” to.  Sometimes we may find that therapy is not really “working.” Our latest blog post covers some warning signs for if therapy is working for you, or if it is stunting your growth process.

Jul 29th, 2019