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Category Archives: Personalized Rehab

Obsession and Compulsion – The Driving Forces Behind Addiction

This is part one of a two-part series about how obsession and compulsion drive addiction. Addiction Leaves You Feeling Powerless When you are addicted to substances or behaviors, you are often completely baffled by the choices you make in pursuit of your addiction. Strangely enough – they don’t feel like choices. When you are hooked…

Predisposition to Addiction

The conventional thinking on addiction states that people begin using a highly addictive substance until it takes over their will to choose. Addiction is dependent on the substance, whether it be alcohol or some other drug or even an activity like sex or gambling. This seems to just stand to reason. That some people seem…

The Dangers of Self-Medicating with Xanax and Other Anti-Anxiety Drugs

It seems that in the course of modern life, we constantly face pressures, expectations, isolation and bouts of depression at every turn. It’s no wonder that mental health issues like anxiety are rampant in our society. Or that people would turn to drugs as an easy solution to take the edge off and numb down…

Finding Joy in the Daily Grind

Day to day life can be tough. Even the most motivated people face a day to day life that can get grueling and stressful. The monotony can be overwhelming at times. This holds true in recovery as well as you move from the uncertainty of where the next fix is coming from to a more…

Blueprint for Life

Addiction has a way of taking life in directions that are unexpected. These life paths usually get worse and rougher the longer addiction lasts. When someone decides to enter recovery they have the unique opportunity to create a new life, to draw a new blueprint for their life. This is an amazing opportunity, but one…