Addiction is Trauma

Although frequently overlooked, emotional trauma lies at the heart of many types of addictions.   So what exactly is trauma? Trauma is subjective, meaning what matters most are the individual’s internal beliefs and their innate sensitivity to stress – whether or...

Choose Your Fate

Have you ever felt pretty early on in life that you just didn’t have a chance in hell at having any self-esteem, at least without the help of a drug or substance? Maybe it’s the circumstances that certain individuals grew up with. By the time we enter adulthood, we...

Opioid Use and Abuse

  Let’s first begin with what an opioid chemical is and how these chemicals affect a person’s brain. An opioid is a powerful doctor-prescribed painkiller such as: morphine, methadone, , hydrocodone, and oxycodone. Another form of an opioid is heroin, which is an...

We are Meant for so Much More

  It’s easy to get wrapped up in the ultimate stomach-turning question: “What am I worth?” Especially when we are surrounded by people with pre-conceived notions of how we as human beings, should look, feel, or act.   Our society has given us a framework for living...