My Own Worst Enemy: Hidden Signs Of Self-Sabotage In Recovery

What is the number-one enemy of recovery? Many people say drugs, alcohol or the disease of addiction itself. Perhaps you’d point to unsupportive friends or a flawed health care system or a dysfunctional home life. However, there is a much loftier, much more conniving opponent threatening your sobriety: you. Addicts are expert self-saboteurs. Addiction itself [...]

The Great Addiction Treatment Divide :: Integrating two cultures could advance addiction treatment

Since the introduction of the 12 Steps in the 1930’s, there have been two separate cultures in addiction treatment: the recovery community (12 Step being the most well known example of this) and the scientific community. On the one hand, the recovery movement has developed primarily from the real-world experiences of recovering addicts. In addition, [...]