The inextricable link between addiction and trauma is well known. Movements such as Alcoholics Anonymous (and other 'anonymous' fellowships) have undoubtedly made significant contributions to the therapeutic processes surrounding addiction. Rarely though, does this work purport to address … Read more about EMDR Therapy: A Highly Effective Treatment for Trauma and Addiction
"Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful." - Buddha In eastern philosophy, the key to happiness is … Read more about The Importance of Gratitude
While Christmas is a time for joy, celebration and excitement, the festive season also brings with it a heightened sense of loneliness and despair, and many people can feel left out. For those with an addiction, Christmas can be an especially difficult time of year. These low feelings can, … Read more about How Christmas is often a turning point for those with addiction
They say that, in life, bad things come in threes. Unfortunately, this is no truer than when dealing with addiction. Addiction is a debilitating condition, and it often causes (and is caused by) other factors like mental health, isolation and denial. We could be living our best lives and … Read more about What to do about DAD: Depression, Addiction and Denial
Our core belief is that Trauma and addiction are inextricably linked. As Don Lavender (Camino's Program Director) frequently says, ‘One of the biggest contributors to relapse is stress… And one of the biggest contributors to stress is unaddressed or unresolved … Read more about Unresolved Trauma and Addiction
30 percent of marijuana users will develop a cannabis use disorder, according to a study by JAMA Psychiatry. What’s worse, people who begin using cannabis before the age of 18 are four to seven times more likely to develop a use disorder than those who begin using as adults. Cannabis … Read more about Cannabis addiction: Is it a real thing and should you be concerned?
There was a time when gambling conjured up seedy smoke-filled bookies or dark basement clubs with poker tables and roulette wheels. This is no longer the case. Gambling….in its many guises….are available to the masses. You can't watch a sporting event on the TV now without being … Read more about Gambling: innocent fun or debilitating addiction?
by Renee W. Early in recovery, it may be hard to think of yourself as completely sober and actually enjoying life. You may go to 12 step meetings and see happy people and wonder if they are actually sober at all (or at least that was a thought I had in early recovery). There is no doubt … Read more about Top 12 Benefits of Living Sober