Category Archives: Sober living

Conflict Avoidance: Why It’s Harmful, How to Overcome It & More

Of all of the negative things you can do and say during a conflict, the worst may be contempt. Gottman has found that it is the top predictor of divorce.3 Contemptuous remarks are those that belittle your partner. It can also include nonverbal behavior like rolling your eyes or smirking. Such behavior is extremely disrespectful, […]

Drug addiction substance use disorder Diagnosis and treatment

This can encourage family members to support the person’s new skills and behaviors after treatment is over. Other components of treatment involve psychological and social therapies that help the person being treated to understand and manage contributing factors to the addiction. This can be especially helpful for those who have a dual diagnosis, such as […]

Addiction as a brain disease revised: why it still matters, and the need for consilience Neuropsychopharmacology

Moreover, the larger social network of former users – all of whom are in various stages of recovery – encourage one another via modeling and reinforcement to take “personal inventory” and to identify the personal factors that play a causal role in their drug use. In closed meetings, these factors are shared with others – […]