Anger Management and Drug Abuse: Maintaining Healthy Emotional Habits

   Canadian writer Laurence Peter has coined the phrase “speak when you are angry and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.” Being angry is the worst. We’ve all been through the agony of feeling pent up and it’s certainly not easy. Managing anger can be especially troublesome if your anger is violent and […]

7 Coping Skills We Need After the Vegas Shooting

For ninety minutes on the night of October 1, the streets outside of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas erupted into terror. Just a few days beforehand, a man had checked in with several suitcases. No one at the resort suspected that these contained at least 23 firearms and two tripods. This was […]

The Triangle of Self-Obsession

Service work, often touted as a necessity to our recovery, finds its roots in evolution. Humans shared something of a pack mentality, a vital component of our survival instinct. Fail to keep the approval of your tribe, and you may find yourself ostracized, vulnerable to attack from wild predators. This is why some say over-the-counter […]