My So-Called Addiction

If you want to be an expert on addiction you must actually have had one.  Well I’ve been addicted to Ativan for years, but still hasn’t turned me into a drug crazed zombie. When the withdrawals come I just remind myself that I’m experiencing withdrawals and not having a heart attack and put down the phone.  But I need my Ativan.  Couldn’t sleep without them.   Continue reading My So-Called Addiction

The Brainwashed and the Liar: Constance Scharff, Richard Taite and the Never- Ending Addiction

Addiction has always been a terribly difficult condition to treat. Even if you can get an addict to recognize they have a problem, and even if you can get them into treatment, and even if they stick with it — they are still very likely to relapse several times. Especially the young ones. Sometimes nothing seems to help, and the pain and desperation of the addict and their loved ones only increases. Finally, Taite and Scharff outline a lifetime treatment for this terrible affliction in their new book, Ending Addiction for Good: The Groundbreaking, Holistic, Evidence-Based Way to Transform Your Life. Addiction is now easily fixable, like having a broken arm. “There’s no reason to be addicted any more.” (Taite)  They are so sure of their solution, in fact, that treatment is guaranteed.
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