Podcasts About Addiction, Sobriety and Mental Health

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Podcasts about addiction and recovery are useful for people in any stage of sobriety or anyone who wants to learn about addiction. They teach about recovery, and give insight into other people’s experiences. We’ve previously shared some podcasts about these topics; below are some additional suggestions: Brutal Vulnerability: This podcast is not solely about addiction or mental health, […]

A Conversation With Carl Erik Fisher About His Book the Urge: Our History of Addiction

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I spoke with Carl Erik Fisher over Zoom about his book The Urge: Our History of Addiction. Fisher is an addiction physician and bioethicist. He is an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University’s Division of Law, Ethics, and Psychiatry, and maintains a private psychiatry practice focused on addiction. Fisher’s writing has appeared in […]

9 Things to Do When Your Loved One Refuses Help

9 Things to Do When Your Loved One Refuses Help

When our loved ones are addicted to alcohol or drugs, it is normal to want to help, or “save” them. We can offer our loved one help, but they don’t always take it, which often puts us in uncomfortable or upsetting situations. At TruHealing Centers, we provide support for addiction in a number of ways, […]

Book Lifelines Tackles Addiction in Baltimore and Beyond

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The book Lifelines by Leana Wen, MD—a public health expert, emergency physician, and the former Baltimore City health commissioner—dedicates two whole chapters to addiction. In Wen’s experience as health commissioner in Baltimore, where TruHealing has centers and the Amatus Health headquarters is located, “addiction is tied into every other issue in the city.” Wen discusses […]

A Conversation About Shame and Self-Compassion With Neuroscientist Marc Lewis

I had the pleasure of speaking with Marc Lewis over Zoom about addiction, neuroscience, shame, and self-compassion. Lewis is a neuroscientist and professor emeritus in developmental psychology. He is the author or co-author of over 70 journal publications in psychology and neuroscience, and the author of two books. Lewis currently writes for the popular press, blogs, and […]

A Conversation About Boundaries and Recovery With Author Pixie Lighthorse

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I spoke with author Pixie Lighthorse about her book Boundaries and Protection. Specifically, we discussed boundaries as they relate to addiction, recovery, and codependence. Boundaries and Protection is an incredible resource for anyone who is trying to figure out, as Lighthorse put it, “’Where do I end and the loved one in my life begin, […]

New Year’s Resolutions

New Years ResolutionsIs Your New Year's Resolution Getting Sober? Every year we make New Year’s resolutions to live a healthier life, whether it is being more compassionate with others, eating healthier, more exercise, or getting sober. The problem with the "new year, new me" resolutions is that they often start off strong, only to be pushed aside [...]

9 Tips to Surviving the Holidays Sober

9 Tips to Surviving the Holidays SoberWhether you are considering entering recovery, newly sober or have been sober for quite some time, the holidays are, without a doubt, a stressful time of the year. Sobriety during the holidays may even seem completely impossible to some. How do you possibly not drink on the obligatory night out before Thanksgiving? Who doesn’t like [...]

Sober Stories: Angel

TW: Suicidal thoughts         What led you to enter recovery? I had known for a long time that I was an alcoholic; I was just never ready to do anything about it. But then when alcohol wasn’t working as well as I needed it to—and I couldn’t cope with my life circumstances […]