Reconnecting with Reality: 10 Tips to Kick A Phone Addiction

Most people in the US reach for their phone 80 times a day. An average American is spending three hours a day on their smartphone. The question is not if we are addicted, but how to overcome this addiction.

Supporting A Loved One Through Alcohol Addiction

Each Al-Anon Family Group has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps of AA ourselves, by encouraging and understanding our alcoholic relatives, and by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics. It can be so difficult to know your place if you have a friend […]

Alcohol Anonymous: Strength in Numbers

“When I stopped living in the problem and began living in the answer, the problem went away.” ~ Alcoholics Anonymous According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 86.4 percent of people ages 18 or older reported that they drank alcohol at some point in their lifetime. While it may not lead […]

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The Opioid Epidemic: Just a Prescription Away

When a person takes a prescription drug for a nonmedical reason, it can quickly lead to addiction and the need for drug treatment. In fact, 25 percent of people who misused prescription drugs by age 13 ended up with an addiction at some point in their life. One of my clients recently recounted some of […]

Willpower - The Powerful Pre-Step in Addiction Recovery - Cluff Counseling, Denton Marriage & Family Therapy

Willpower: The Powerful Pre-Step in Addiction Recovery

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in 2007, 20.8 million persons (8.4 percent of the population aged 12 or older) needed treatment for a substance problem, but did not receive it. As addicts try to stop their addictive behaviors, they may cut ties with their friends, avoid certain establishments, and purge themselves […]