Liberated living: ending inner war (reconciliation of two wolves)

After averting a potentially catastrophic DXM relapse, I set out to build a brand new life. In Liberated Living, we’ll transform myths to truths, take down the stigmas associated with “addiction” and “mental illness,” and learn powerful tools for Continue reading

The supreme importance of bonding with yourself

Cedar Point. An amusement park in Ohio, known for its innovative, high-intensity roller coasters.

Then me, a lover of innovation and intensity.

Always used to think amusement parks as purely social destinations. Groups of friends, families, and lovers everywhere, occupying … Continue reading

Inner reactance: a critical piece of the addiction puzzle

Reactance is “A motive to protect or restore freedom…it arises when someone threatens our freedom of action” (Myers, 242).

When Eaton Behavioral Health Manager Darby Monks and I sat down to brainstorm this topic, we uncovered a familiar example when … Continue reading