Feel the Vibe. Recovery Awareness Day 2024

There Is No Safe Experimentation With Drugs Anymore

American teenagers and young adults—especially college students—used to be able to party and experiment with drugs and alcohol without necessarily risking their lives. Not anymore! The drugs that kids encounter […]

Social Media, the Ultimate Disconnector 

This article discusses suicide. If you are having thoughts of suicide, call or text 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline or go to SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources for a list of […]

How Chronic Stress in a Toxic Culture Drives Addiction

“In the most health-obsessed society ever, all is not well,” wrote addiction expert Gabor Maté in The Myth of Normal in 2022. “Multibillion-dollar industries bank on people’s ongoing investment—mental and […]

American Despair and Addiction

In 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that life expectancy at birth in the United States was 77.5 years, which is 1.1 years higher than in […]

“Feel-Good” Hormones and the Disease of Addiction

Addiction to substances like alcohol, cocaine, heroin, and cannabis used to be described as “chemical dependency,” suggesting that these substances simply hijack the brain promoting further misuse. In recent decades, […]

Addiction Treatment and Co-Occurring Disorders

“Substance use disorder is a highly prevalent condition, leading to significant morbidity, mortality, and burden on the healthcare system,” wrote Muhammad Iqbal, and Charles and Frances Levin in their 2019 […]

Biosound Therapy at The Blanchard Institute

According to addiction expert Gabor Maté, “addiction is a complex psychological, emotional, physiological, neurobiological, social, and spiritual process.” Treating this complex disease effectively often requires individualized, holistic approaches involving multiple […]

The Impact of Trauma on Addiction and Recovery

Traumatic events that a person experiences during childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood can be the leading causes of addictions. It is vital to be aware that addiction and trauma can […]

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