Addiction And Keeping Secrets

Addiction And Keeping Secrets

By Jeanene Swanson “You’re only as sick as your secrets.” This is a familiar saying to many in 12-step recovery groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous. In fact, alcoholics and other addicted people are coached in the 5th step of these programs to reveal their secrets to another trustworthy individual in order to move forward in […]

Codependency And Relationships In Addiction

Codependency And Relationships In Addiction

It was alcoholism that first led to the coining of the psychological term “codependency.” Now experts know that codependent personality disorder is a real mental health issue and one that can apply to people without addictions or with no experience with addictive disorders. In many cases, however, codependency occurs in relationships in which one person […]

Book Review: Closer Together, Further Apart – The Effect Of Technology And The Internet On Parenting, Work, And Relationships, By Rob Weiss And Dr. Jennifer Schneider

Book Review: Closer Together, Further Apart – The Effect Of Technology And The Internet On Parenting, Work, And Relationships, By Rob Weiss And Dr. Jennifer Schneider

Those of us born before the advent of the Internet may find ourselves at odds with youngsters (anyone younger than us) who are right at home with all things digital. In their new book, Closer Together, Further Apart: The Effect of Technology and the Internet on Parenting, Work, and Relationships, Rob Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, and […]

Sex Addiction Treatment: Past and Present

Not so long ago most romantic and sexual relationships began with flirting, perhaps some wining and dining, and a lot of getting to know each other, perhaps even a date. But the rapid integration of technology into our dating, sex, and romantic lives has transformed the natural progression of romantic relationships, with Craigslist, pro-adultery websites […]

Book Review: The New Codependency by Melody Beattie

Book Review: The New Codependency by Melody Beattie

Twenty-five years after Melody Beattie wrote her groundbreaking book, Codependent No More, and following publication of three other books on codependence (Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, and The Codependents Guide to the Twelve Steps), the author is back again, this time with The New Codependency. This latest work sheds new light on how […]

What to Do When Friends Turn on You

If you are like most individuals in recovery, going through drug or alcohol rehab was probably one of the most difficult experiences you’ve ever faced. Having made it through the tough part, however, doesn’t quite prepare you for some of the out-of-the-blue situations you’re likely to encounter post-rehab. Like what to do when friends turn […]