Addiction is a Brain Disease

Addiction is a Brain Disease

Addiction: The 3rd Leading Cause Of Death In The U.S. The Washington Post recently reported that the mortality rate for white men and women ages 45-54 with less than a college education increased markedly between 1999 and 2013. That marks a sharp, and shocking, reversal in decades of progress toward longer lives. The culprit cited…

Trauma and Step Four

Trauma and Step Four

              The 4th step says to recover, we must take a “resentment inventory” of where we are to blame. But what if you’re a victim of domestic or child abuse?I came to 12-step recovery with a lengthy trauma history, and research says I’m not alone. Studies have found that…