Does Alcohol Help You Sleep?

Does Alcohol Help You Sleep?

Sleep Better with Alcohol? Alcohol is considered the most common sleep aid; with over 20 percent of Americans admitting that they drink right before bed in order to get to sleep faster.  With one out of every five people using alcohol as a sleep aid, we decided to ask...
Codependency Cause and Effect by Robert J. Johnson

Codependency Cause and Effect by Robert J. Johnson

Codependency and Addiction In many cases, where addictive behaviors are present, one doesn’t have to look too far to discover codependency as well. Codependency is an unhealthy relationship pattern. A pattern in which one person puts another’s needs above their own....
Thoughts – Are They Good or Bad?

Thoughts – Are They Good or Bad?

Are Our Thoughts Good or Bad? Recently, I was reading an article about dealing with our insecurities and difficult thoughts written by Dr. Steven C Hayes. He takes the position that our thoughts have no intrinsic value beyond whether they move us forward in life, or...
Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center for Women

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center for Women

Program Review: Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center for Women Recently, I was able to visit Chicago’s Timberline Knolls residential treatment center.  This is my review of their facility. Timberline Knolls discreetly serves women (12yrs+) suffering from...
Relapse Strategy | What To Do If Relapse Occurs

Relapse Strategy | What To Do If Relapse Occurs

Relapse Strategy During Recovery The Relapse Encounter Almost anyone working through addiction recovery will encounter relapse, be it their own or someones else’s. Having a plan or relapse strategy is imperative to success. According to the National Institute on...