An Excerpt on Addiction – by Dan Mager, MSW — Author of Some Assembly Required – A Balanced Approach to Recovery from Addiction and Chronic Pain

Addiction begins with the mood-changing effects of substances. At first, people often experience positive effects by using drugs to change the way they feel. Through using they feel “good” or “better.” Many drugs of abuse produce distinct feelings of pleasure, some of which are especially striking and powerful. Using helps people temporarily avoid or lessen…

Spirituality – How to Cope With Life in Ways That Are Balanced, Healthy, and Helpful

Feeling confused or ambivalent about spirituality is understandable. The most important aspect of developing spirituality is being honest about your feelings, where you are at in your life, and what your beliefs are, along with how these beliefs manifest in your perspective, attitude, and behavior. Your challenge here is to be open to the possibility…