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3 Types of Eating Disorders

I’ve suffered from an eating disorder for almost 20 years, and I’ve seen all the different types of eating disorders that exist while interacting with over 5,000 other eating disorder sufferers. This is what I’ve learned. 3 Different Types of Eating Disorders These are my explanations from two decades of suffering, researching, and interacting with thousands of people suffering from eating disorders. These are not… 

EMDR and Trauma — How EMDR Can Help You Deal With Trauma

While cognitive therapies can be powerful and work wonders over time, many patients just can’t wait that long—that’s why I started using EMDR to treat trauma. If there is one thing that every patient I see wants to work on, it is feeling better about themselves. Whether it’s low self-esteem or self-worth, or feelings of guilt and shame, most of the patients I work with… 

The Use of Yoga for Addiction Recovery in Treatment

Many treatment centers are now offering yoga for addiction recovery for their clients, from detox through sober living. This can be a beneficial tool, but it can also backfire if not handled carefully and properly. Unfortunately, the clients are the ones who may suffer. Yoga isn’t just another form of exercise, like going to the gym. Yoga, used therapeutically, can be a valuable tool for… 

Is Lyrica Addictive? It Was the Worst Detox of My Life

Is Lyrica Addictive? My personal experience has been that it is. This is a short testimony of my experience with the frequently prescribed drug known as Lyrica, also known as Pregabalin. Medication can impact one person one way and then the other a different way, so keep that in mind while I go over what my experience on this particular medication looked like. Lyrica is… 

Is Wellbutrin Addictive?

Is Wellbutrin addictive? In my experience, it’s not. This is a short testimony of my experience with the frequently prescribed drug known as Wellbutrin. Wellbutrin is prescribed for various reasons, from depression and smoking cessation to anxiety. It can even be used as a performance enhancer for men who struggle with ED. It wasn’t until my first experience staying in a treatment center back in… 

Jazz and Heroin: My Real-Life Heroin Addiction Story

Heroin addiction stories run the gamut, and I hate to say it this way, but I can tell you that mine is one of the worst you’ll ever read. I can tell y’all one thing for certain: I got introduced to an adult world at a very young age.  The reason for this was because I displayed an uncanny natural ability to mimic jazz pianists… 

Is Gabapentin Addictive? Yes

Is Gabapentin addictive? My experience has been that it is. This is a short testimony of my experience with the frequently prescribed drug known as Gabapentin. Gabapentin is prescribed for seizures and nerve pain, but it’s also prescribed for anxiety.  A common question asked by many prior to taking a medication is this: is the medication addictive or habit-forming? What makes a medication addictive or… 

2 Critical Things to Do When You’re Feeling Totally Alone

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When I was stuck in my addiction, one of the most common thoughts I had was, “I’m so lonely.” Being alone was something I absolutely couldn’t take. I tried as hard as I could to never be alone because I knew that, for me, it was dangerous—I would get suicidal. Of course, for me, the drugs and the alcohol were making things far worse, but… 

What It’s Like to Have Anxiety

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What it’s like to have anxiety is like having a rock on your chest. It’s like having your breath taken away in the worst way possible. It’s like this low-level, unplaceable fear that comes from nowhere and everywhere. Anxiety is like fear, except it’s not. It’s this thing that eats you alive, that takes you out of the moment and places you in this strange… 

Is Alcoholism a Mental Illness? Absolutely

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Alcoholism is absolutely a mental illness, and so is drug addiction. They’re as dangerous as depression, as debilitating as anxiety, and as horrible as OCD. Setting aside for a moment the fact that alcoholism is defined as a mental illness by just about any doctor you’ll talk to (and is also defined that way in medical literature), a simple thought experiment will show us that…