The Stigma of Addiction (Part 1)

This series of articles is based on my interview conducted on Atlantic Avenue surrounding the stigmas of addiction. Q. WHAT ARE THE STIGMAS SURROUNDING ADDICTION? A. Michael Herbert: Society has a lot of stigmas around addiction. Some of those being that drug addicts and alcoholics are bums, thieves, liars, prostitutes, criminals and just generally bad and Read more about The Stigma of Addiction (Part 1)[…]

How Does Denial Show Up in Your Life?

Over the next few weeks I’m going to introduce you to Jennifer Lorey, LCSW, CEDS, a colleague for whom I have a great deal of respect. We’ve worked on cases together, and collaborated on various projects. She’s also a running enthusiast like me. I invite you to read this intriguing article Jennifer has written on denial, Read more about How Does Denial Show Up in Your Life?[…]

Body Image in Recovery: A Daily Practice

Body image is how you see your physical self when you look in the mirror or when you picture yourself in your mind. It encompasses your beliefs about your own appearance including whether you feel you are attractive and whether others like your looks. It also includes your memories, assumptions, and generalizations about your physical attributes, how you feel about your body, including your Read more about Body Image in Recovery: A Daily Practice[…]

How Do You Know If You Have an Eating Disorder?

Eating disorders currently affect approximately 25 million Americans, of which approximately 25% are male. Anorexia has the highest mortality rate among all psychological disorders. Overall eating disorders can cause serious health problems that can be fatal, frequently co-occurring with substance use disorders. Gadalla and Piran (Eating disorders and substance abuse in Canadian women: a national study) found that women with Read more about How Do You Know If You Have an Eating Disorder?[…]