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Why am I Scared of Alcoholics and Drug Addicts?

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Why am I Scared of Alcoholics and Drug Addicts? There’s something about alcoholics and drug addicts that scares me. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that their addiction has taken over their lives or if it’s the unpredictability of their behavior. Whatever it is, I can’t help but feel scared around them. I’m not sure if it’s the fact…

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Petting a Dog Might Be More Beneficial Than You Thought

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Petting a Dog Might Be More Beneficial Than You Thought We all know that petting our dogs or pets feels good, but how does it affect us? Research has found that our prefrontal cortex, the area of our brain that has a higher level of decision-making, is stimulated and helps us become more attentive and emotionally engaged when petting our…

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If You Are Married to A Drug Addict, Should You Continue to Live with Them and Be Miserable?

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If You Are Married to A Drug Addict, Should You Continue to Live with Them and Be Miserable?   This is one of those questions that I hesitate to answer because there are so many variables to consider. This is a question you need to answer yourself, whether you are the drug addict or the partner of the addict.  Luckily,…

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When Individuals Believe They Need a Drug to Feel Good or Act Normal

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When Individuals Believe They Need a Drug to Feel Good or Act Normal “…there is always soma, delicious soma, half a gramme for a half-holiday, a gramme for a weekend, two grammes for a trip to the gorgeous East, three for a dark eternity on the moon…” From the book “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley (1932) is available in the…

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How do I File a Judicial Claim to Obtain a Settlement Related to Opioids?

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How do I File a Judicial Claim to Obtain a Settlement Related to Opioids? I am an attorney at law, and I was involved with litigation against pharmaceutical companies, many court battles, and settlements. One thing is for sure; I was and still am shocked because of this company’s conduct, which in many cases was downright criminal. Don´t believe me?…

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Can Meditation Heal Permanent Back Damage?

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Can Meditation Heal Permanent Back Damage? Sit in a quiet, peaceful place where you will not be disturbed for ten minutes. Sit cross-legged, interlock the fingers on both your hands and let them rest on your legs, keeping a straight posture. Focus on breathing as slowly and deeply as possible while taking breaths and exhaling. Your mind will be flooded…

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What Are the Responsibilities of The Twelve Steps Person?

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What Are the Responsibilities of The Twelve Steps Person? This time I’m writing to you about my opinion on the responsibilities described in the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) literature. I am someone who took part in the twelve-step program – it helped me a lot, and I am very grateful for this. I do not have a religious viewpoint, or follow…

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Why do I have to work the steps to beat alcohol?

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Why do I have to work the steps to beat alcohol? You don’t have to do the steps. You don’t have to do anything about your situation. Suppose this seems a little bit complicated to think about. If you are wondering if you’re an alcoholic, this increases the chances that you might be one. There is a saying that no…

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Why is Fentanyl Addictive?

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Why is Fentanyl Addictive? Fentanyl is a potent synthetic opioid analgesic that is quickly transforming the terrain of the opioid epidemic. It is an effective pain killer used for cancer or people with chronic pain when used correctly. Like morphine, heroin, and other opioids, fentanyl has an effect by attaching to the opioid receptors in areas of our brain that…

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Speak Multiple Languages and Treat Addiction with Occupational Therapy 

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Speak Multiple Languages and Treat Addiction with Occupational Therapy    I’m turning forty-six this coming September, and I am fluent in four languages now. I am eager to move to another country and learn a new language again. If you have ever had the experience of learning a new language, you probably noticed how in the beginning, you translate in…

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