Many Paths Lead to Recovery: Can We Stop All the Judging?

There is no shortage of misconceptions and hurt feelings swirling about when it comes to 12-step based recovery verses recovery from opiate abuse that extols the virtues of medication-assisted therapy. It doesn’t take but a few minutes of perusing the internet...

Are Your Lofty Expectations Killing You? Making You Feel Depressed?

Anxious, stressed. It’s hard to have a conversation with anyone anymore without those two words cropping up. What seeps into the conversation next are the medications people take to deal with their anxiety and stress, but do those medications work? Over the last...

America’s Love Affair With Prescription Drugs

For the past twenty-four years I’ve worked in emergency rooms and psychiatric wards as a registered nurse. As far as I’m concerned, much of my nursing career has been a twenty-four year long research project. I continue to be saddened by what I see when it comes to...

God Help Us All! Bachelorettes, Binges & Banana Bags?

Binge Drinking: Normalized When did the shift occur that a one night celebration with a few girlfriends before the big wedding day has turned into a three or four day drinking bash all under the guise of a “bachelorette party?” From what I hear from women who have...

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Articles and Recovery Related Themes The Fix website is a great place to read all sorts of articles, blogs, and find information pertaining to addiction.