Holiday Recovery… Can It Wait?

Holiday Recovery… Can It Wait? From Thanksgiving through the New Year, prioritizing yourself can be a tall order. This is true for everyone, and especially for people who are dealing with an addiction. Whether you are dealing with your own addiction to substances, alcohol, or sex, or you’re in a

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The Underdiagnosis of Substance Use Disorders in Young People

The Underdiagnosis of Substance Use Disorders in Young People What are Substance Use Disorders? Most of us are familiar with the term “substance abuse,” or “addiction,” to refer to someone who has a drug or alcohol-related problem. The term “substance use disorder” is a bit less familiar to many. It’s

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What is Consensual Non-Monogamy?

What is Consensual Non-Monogamy? Consensual non-monogamy is sometimes abbreviated as CNM, creating a linguistic parity between this lifestyle and other non-traditional sexual practices like BDSM. People involved in CNM tend to feel very strongly about community values. Words like “openness,”  “inclusivity,”  and “authenticity” are frequently used by members to describe

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