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Category: Addiction

Negative Self Talk

“I should’ve said something else in my 12-Step program. Now everyone probably thinks I’m stupid.” “I’m not going to be able to survive this program.” “There’s no way I’m going to reach my recovery goals. I’m not strong enough.” We

Emptiness and Addiction

Although each person experiences addiction differently, it’s quite common for those battling substance abuse to feel incredibly empty – these lingering feelings of loneliness and despair are settled deep inside, making it hard to overcome sometimes. In some cases, it’s

The Relationship Between Addiction and the Criminal Justice System: How We Can Improve Public Health Through Incarcerated Offenders Who Suffer from Substance Use Disorders

Currently, over 7 million adults are under criminal justice supervision in the United States, including probation or incarceration. Furthermore, figures estimate that half of all prisoners meet the criteria for being drug dependent or having substance use disorders. According to