Is it a relapse?: Gray area substances

I recall getting sober myself at a time when things seemed simpler for people new in recovery.  The field had a clear message, “you can’t take anything that effects you from the neck up.”  This kind of concrete thinking was easy for me to wrap my...

Is addiction caused by trauma?

While we can’t say that addiction is specifically caused by trauma, we can definitively say that the two are highly correlated.  Over the years of my experience of working with addictions, I have encountered thousands of addicts and come to know their personal...