4 Steps to Breaking Free from Addiction

“Dealing with an addiction is not a sign of weakness; it is a sign of strength!” —James Justin Is addiction holding you back from achieving the life of your dreams? Is addiction preventing the successful and happiness of your loved ones? If so, you are not alone. Nearly 23 million Americans—almost one in 10—are addicted to alcohol or other drugs. …

Coach James4 Steps to Breaking Free from Addiction

3 Ways to Tell if you Have an Addiction

It was once thought that if you had to wonder if you were addicted to something, you probably were. We now know that it is not that easy to determine if a person has a true, “clinical” addiction to a particular substance or behavior. But we do know there are definite signs that can lead you to help if you …

Coach James3 Ways to Tell if you Have an Addiction

Tips for safe solar eclipse viewing

On August 21, 2017, while you’re watching the total #SolarEclipse (first occurrence since 1918), make sure you’re protecting your eyes! Never look at the sun with the naked eye and even so, regular sunglasses are not approved for this type of viewing. At #MEC, we have certified #ISO standard glasses for #safe viewing! Visit our office to get your pair …

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Why Do We Develop Addictions?

From our previous post, we discovered that addiction is a brain disorder that controls and magnifies our desire for a certain substances or behaviors. But why do we become addicted…to anything? There are many theories about why people become addicted. According to Dr. Jennifer Fernandez from the Pathways Institute, the most popular theory is the disease model. This theory explains …

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What is Addiction?

Did you know that… • Addiction is a disease that is completely treatable • Addiction is unpredictable—it can happen to anyone at any time and excess stress can cause relapse at recovery • Many addicts suffer from co-occurring disorders, meaning they have other mental health conditions The more you understand addiction, the better prepared you will be to combat it …

Coach JamesWhat is Addiction?