A Guide to Alcohol Abuse and Recovery

By Michelle ConwayMorningside Recovery Alcohol is one of the most popular recreational drugs available in the United States. Alcoholism and alcohol abuse occur when an individual drinks excessive amounts on a regular basis. Several factors play a role in the development of alcohol dependency, including one’s genetics, social environment, emotional health, and early childhood discipline.…

Naikan: Gratitude,Grace and the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection

A Book Review by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussatwww.spiritualityandpractice.com/books NaikanGratitude, Grace, and the Japanese Art of Self-Reflectionby Gregg Krech Gregg Krech is Director of the ToDo Institute, an education and retreat center near Middlebury, Vermont. He is a practitioner of a method of self-reflection, attention, gratitude, connections, kindness, and compassion developed in Japan during the…

Mandated AA Attendance and the Law

You Can’t Make Me – Or Can You?  Posted July 14, 2014 in Addiction Treatment Methods by Anne Fletcher Consider a woman court-ordered to a 90-day residential rehab stay which, upon completion, would take the place of her jail sentence for driving while under the influence and criminal damage to property. Although her religious practices were…

10 Studies that Shook the Addiction World

by Jeanene Swansonwww.Substance.com Over the past decade, addiction has come out of the shadows and into popular culture as never before. This is a time when the very definition of addiction is hotly contested, and we appear to be a tipping point where the “spiritual” framing of addiction is fast yielding to the “scientific” one.…