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

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

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…

a man talking to his friend about support in sobriety

How to Respond and How Not to Respond When Someone Tells You They’re Getting Sober

Deciding to get sober can be very challenging and intimidating. People who pursue recovery from addiction need support from those in their lives. This not only gives them strength through the life-changing journey they’re about to take. An addicted brain is more likely to rationalize drinking or using, so a lack of support can make…

woman learning about the full continuum of care

What Is a Full Continuum of Care in Recovery?

Men and women who attend addiction treatment programs to help their recovery understand that while addiction is treatable, there is no single cure for this debilitating disease. A full continuum of care provides patients with the best form of addiction treatment to maintain their sobriety over a lifetime. A residential addiction treatment program often provides…

couple having a sober Valentines Day

3 Ways to Enjoy a Sober Valentine’s Day

Before even knowing what alcohol is, we formed a subconscious link between alcohol and celebrating. As children, we watched our parents having a good time with friends over the holidays drinking and celebrating. For men and women who struggle with addiction, the holidays can be an especially challenging time. If you are newly sober, you…

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

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,…

man struggling with obsessive thinking and addiction

Can Obsessive Thinking Impact Addiction?

If you’re having obsessive thoughts, it can be more than just distracting. Obsessive thinking can become one of the causes of addiction because if you aren’t able to gain control over the distressing thoughts and images flowing into your head, you may find yourself turning to substances to quiet your mind. At TruHealing Centers, our…