Behavioral Health

National Mental Health Month 2019: Dealing with a Dual Diagnosis
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For 70 years, each May has been observed as National Mental Health Month. This is...
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narcissism and addiction
Narcissism and Substance Abuse
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“Narcissists maintain the grandiose view that they are in control of the addiction and can...
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Overcoming Stigma: Coming Out as an Alcoholic
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"I always drank, from when it was legal for me to drink. And there was...
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Surrender, Don’t Give Up
"Surrender to what IS. Let go of what WAS. Have faith in what WILL BE."...
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Why Do People Use Drugs?
This is a question that has confused and grieved family members for as long as...
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Can’t I Just Quit Drugs on My Own?
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One of the most frequently-asked questions from someone new to recovery concerns the need for...
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Moving Past the Stigma of Addiction, Part 2
In Part 1, we examined the problem of social stigma during addiction. We also touched...
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Dependence versus Codependence
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“Codependency can be defined as any relationship in which two people become so invested in...
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Dual Diagnosis: Addiction and Mental Illness
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Did you know that dual diagnosis – the co-occurrence of a Substance Use Disorder with...
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What California Cities are the Hardest-Hit by Opioid Deaths?
In 2016, the most recent year for which data is available, nearly 2000 California residents died after...
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