Posts tagged with ‘addiction recovery’

What Are the Lengths to Which You Will Go to Find Happiness?                                                           

What Are the Lengths to Which You Will Go to Find Happiness?                                                           By Edie Weinstein, MSW

That is an implicit question cleverly peeking out from the storyline of “The Lengths,” which is the first feature-length film co-written and produced by a young filmmaker named Tim Driscoll. Had I seen the trailer for the movie in a theater, I would have been interested in viewing the road trip adventures of ne’er-do-well Charlie, far more responsible but hopelessly love-struck Tom and free spirit mystery woman Hanna. The therapist in me would be attempting to figure out the relationship dynamics and motivations for their behaviors… wait a minute; I am about to do that.

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Reaching Bottom: The Process of Addiction

The beginning of addiction often seems innocent: a couple of drinks after work to decompress, an extra pain pill to take the edge off, trying a narcotic just once to see how it feels. Once you have hit rock bottom, you may ask yourself how on earth you got there. If you are the loved one watching someone get to the bottom of the downward spiral of addiction, clarity may also be elusive. Denial is not restricted to the addict. It can be difficult for onlookers to see the process of addiction occurring as well. To help you better understand the disease in yourself or someone else, take a look at how addiction begins, progresses, and reaches the bottom. Full Story

Having Faith Helps in Recovery

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States, best known as the President who led the U.S. through World War II, often referred to by his initials, FDR (1882-1945) Full Story