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Codependency in Relationship

Codependency - a form of relational dysfunction

Are You in a Codependent Relationship? Codependency is a form of relational dysfunction that is more common than you think. Article Contents What is Codependency? Licensed psychologist and author Dr. Renee Exelbert describes codependency as a “circular relationship in which one person needs the other person, who in turn, needs to be needed.”1 Codependency comes down to an […]

Gaslighting in a Relationship

Gaslighting Examples in a Relationship

Gaslighting: the “Extremely Effective” Form of Emotional Abuse You May Not Recognize Are you being gaslit? Find out what the term means and how to recognize the behavior. Article Contents What is Gaslighting? Does your partner make you feel like you’re going crazy? Do they deny your perception of reality, saying things like “that never happened,” […]

Yoga for Addiction

Yoga for Addiction

Yoga for Addiction A guide to the benefits of yoga for addiction recovery and yoga poses for beginners. Article Contents Treatment for addiction includes many different therapies. Medications, behavioral counseling, and 12 step programs are just a few of the techniques used to overcome substance addictions. To improve mental wellbeing and physical fitness, recovery programs […]

Relapse Prevention and Recovery

Relapse Prevention and Recovery

Relapse Prevention and Recovery Understanding the symptoms of relapse and how to avoid it. Article Contents What Is Relapse? Regarding addiction, relapse is a return to substance use after a period of nonuse. This reinstatement of drug-seeking behavior is common and does not mean that individuals who relapse have failed to recover from drug addiction or […]

Addiction in Tech Companies

Addiction in Tech Companies

Addiction in Tech Companies The tech industry is one of the most stress-inducing areas of work. Employees of tech companies may be driven to substance abuse to cope with the stressors of their career. Article Contents Introduction Addiction is a chronic medical condition that involves certain interactions among brain circuits. Genetics and one’s living environment also […]

Medical Professionals and Addiction

Medical Professionals and Addiction is a critical danger to others

Medical Professionals and Addiction We rely on doctors, nurses, technicians, and other healthcare professionals to help us with addiction. But who helps them? Over 100,000 healthcare professionals struggle with abuse. Article Contents A career in the medical profession has long been associated with long working hours, traumatic experiences, and trying situations. Addiction in medical professionals […]

Addiction in the C-Suite

Addiction is prevalent among C-suite executives

Addiction in the C-Suite Addiction is prevalent among C-suite executives. These employees’ high-ranking positions mean there is a lot of pressure on their shoulders, and they often develop addictive habits as a means of escape. Article Contents What is the C-Suite? The term “C-suite” refers to high-ranking executives at a company, as their titles often […]

Refuge Recovery: Applying Buddhism to Addiction Treatment

Opioid Addiction

Refuge Recovery: Applying Buddhism to Addiction Treatment The Ins-and-Outs of Refuge Recovery and How It Can Treat Substance Use Disorder Article Contents What is Refuge Recovery? Refuge recovery is the practice, process, tools, treatment, path to healing, and suffering caused by addiction. It is inspired by the teachings of Siddhartha (Sid) Gautama, a man who […]

Spirituality and Recovery

Spirituality and Recovery

Living with addiction is complex. It is depleting — and sometimes feels defeating. Addiction takes us away from ourselves, our connection to people and the world around us. When we have an addiction, our attention becomes focused on scoring, using and feeding the addiction. It becomes the center of our lives. The only things and […]