Category Archives: Science

Preventing Impending Relapse: 6 Immediate Interventions


One of the fundamental skills for those in recovery is learning to put on the brakes when sliding down a slippery slope into relapse. When tiredness triggers, emotions internally eat away, and circumstances crowd their mind with maddening thoughts, what … Continue reading

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Holiday Recipes for Relapse & Recovery (Revised)


The holidays can feel like a minefield for those in recovery. More-so than other times of the year, disastrous dynamics go hand-in-hand with the celebrations of the season. For this noteworthy reason, partners and addicts alike can benefit from preparing … Continue reading

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The Scary Side of Sugar: The Trick of Treats


Halloween is a celebration of sugar. Cloaked in creative costumes, we savor sweets in several settings, whether parading from house to house with kiddos or partying with friends. Somehow these evenings often end with a massive sugar stash or a … Continue reading

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“Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability”


This is one of the best videos out there on shame, courage, and connection. What stood out to you in this video? How does this video relate to addiction and recovery? Please leave a comment below.

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Protecting Children from Pornography Seminar a Success!


On October 12th, I presented a new seminar called “Dangerous Access: Protecting Children from the Path of Pornography”. This free seminar was presented at a local church and several concerned parents and adults attended. In this seminar, I shared about … Continue reading

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FREE Seminar – Protecting Children from Pornography


Dangerous Access: Protecting Children from the Path of Pornography This generation of young people is growing up with unprecedented access to pornography. Despite precautions parents may take, it is likely that all adolescents will be exposed to pornography at some … Continue reading

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The Neuroscience of Sleep: Strengthening the Brain to Resist Relapse


Last night, as I sat comfortably on my couch, watching an informational video on my laptop, my experience was abruptly interrupted by my computer’s loss of power. I shrugged it off as an excuse to go to bed but in … Continue reading

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The Time Travelers: Making Changes that Matter


Have you ever woken up with regret gnawing in your stomach? Do you think about your past choices with a strong resentment toward your past self? Those in recovery have countless experiences like this. Anyone who is trying to make … Continue reading

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Recovering from Relapse


In recovery, change is a process that never unfolds perfectly. As addicts learn the recovery lifestyle, it is essential to also learn how to respond when they fail to maintain sobriety. Depending on the degree of their acting out behavior, … Continue reading

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Exercise: Good for the Body, Great for the Brain


We are all looking for that “miracle” experience that will infuse us with the power to reach our goals. For those striving to attain seemingly impossible achievements, such as recovering from an addiction, finding “recovery boosters” will be an essential part … Continue reading

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