Rewired: A Bold New Approach to Addiction and Recovery - Book Review and Erica Spiegelman Interview

Leading addiction expert Erica Spiegelman discusses her revolutionary new book, "REWIRED: A Bold New Approach to Addiction and Recovery." Rewired is a new, breakthrough approach to fighting addiction and self-damaging behavior by acknowledging our personal power to bring ourselves back from the brink.

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The Golden Child Goes to Rehab

Once upon a time on the way to high school, I got into in a serious car accident. My car was totaled, and I was a mess too. While I waited for my parents to arrive at the scene, my hands wouldn’t stop shaking, and I couldn’t catch my breath.

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How to Cope with Anxiety in Healthy Ways

This is a guest post by Jennifer Scott of SpiritFinder.org.

When anxiety strikes, you may think that no one else understands what it’s like to live inside your skin. However, many people suffer from anxiety. According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, over 40 million adults in the U.S. have some form of anxiety. Are you one of them?

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The Connection Between Borderline Personality Disorder and Addiction

What is borderline personality disorder (BPD) and how is it related to addiction? Borderline Personality Disorder is characterized by sudden mood swings, emotional instability, and highly impulsive behavior … and it’s also more common than you’d think. Given the extreme sensitivity associated with BPD, coping with this condition is a challenge and there are connections to addiction.

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Lisa Erickson on Meditation and Issues That Cause Addiction for Women

Are there specific issues for women struggling with addiction?

The roots for women suffering from addiction are often emotional and/or related to trauma.

Lisa Erickson is a mindfulness and meditation expert and has devoted a lot of her career exploring this and how it specifically impacts women.

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The Connection between Alcoholism and Anger

Did you know alcoholism and anger go together? For those suffering from alcoholism or addiction, do you want to let go of your self-defeating patterns and change your life for the better? If so, here’s something you might not have considered: connecting with your own buried anger.

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The Connection Between Anxiety and Addiction

Did you know that anxiety often coincides with depression ... and that these conditions are very common in people suffering from addiction?

Furthermore, did you know that depression can be defined as “anger turned inward”?

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Help Stop Tragedy: 7 Tips for Suicide Prevention Awareness

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Addiction and Depression: How Effective are Medications over the Long Term?

It’s a statistical reality that most people who struggle with addiction also have an underlying mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety. 9.2 millions adults in the US have this situation, called dual diagnosis, according to NAMI - the National Alliance on Mental Health.

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Understanding Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

How Bipolar Disorder and Addiction Go Together

Why do so many people who suffer from addiction also have bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder is often defined as experiencing extremes. A person with bipolar disorder can go from depression to mania and back to depression in a very short period of time. For a variety of reasons, people with bipolar disorder often turn to drugs and alcohol to self-medicate.   

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