why addicts often hurt loved ones

Why Do Addicts Hurt Loved Ones? How Addiction Ruins Love

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | July 24, 2023

Addiction is a complex issue that affects not only the addicted person but also their loved ones. This article explores why addicts often hurt the ones they love and the effects of addiction on relationships and individuals. Understanding Addiction It can be difficult for someone who is not an addict to understand the complexities of…

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Psychedelic Therapy for Anxiety: A New Frontier in Mental Health

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | June 17, 2023

Ever felt like your anxiety is a relentless storm, and you’re stuck without an umbrella? Well, what if I told you there’s a new kind of ‘weather forecast’ in town? It’s called psychedelic therapy for anxiety, and it’s causing quite a stir in the mental health world. Imagine swapping your raincoat for a magic mushroom,…

addicts and relationships

Loving An Addict: How Addiction Ruins Relationships

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | May 27, 2023

Ever been on a roller coaster? The highs, the lows, the unexpected turns? Now, imagine that ride never ends. Welcome to the world of relationships marred by addiction. It’s a wild ride, but not the fun kind. But why stop at the surface? Stick around and we’ll explore the nitty-gritty of this tumultuous journey. We’ll…

Can couples counseling help.

Can Couples Counseling Save A Relationship Or Marriage?

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | May 25, 2023

Ever found yourself in the middle of a lovers’ quarrel, wishing there was a referee to call a timeout? Well, good news, couples counseling might just be the whistle-blowing, flag-waving intervention you need! The short answer to ‘Can couples counseling save a relationship or marriage?’ is a resounding… Yes, couples counseling can save a relationship…

drug addiction in relationships

Can A Marriage Survive Drug Addiction: Recovery Guide

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | May 25, 2023

Marriage is a sacred bond between two individuals, built on love, trust, and commitment. However, when drug addiction enters the picture, it can cause significant strain and challenge the foundation of any relationship. The effects of substance abuse on marriages can be devastating, leading to broken trust, emotional turmoil, and a breakdown in communication. In…

First step to treating alcoholism.

What Is The First Step To Getting Alcohol Addiction Treatment?

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | May 25, 2023

Ever found yourself at the bottom of a bottle, wondering how to climb back up? A drinking problem can have a significant impact on your health and well-being, but there is hope. In this article I’ll explore the steps of getting treatment for an alcohol addiction. Welcome to the escape plan! In this article, we’ll…


Accelerated Resolution Therapy vs. EMDR: Which Trauma Therapy Is Right for You?

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | May 9, 2023

Trauma affects millions of people worldwide, and finding the right therapy can make all the difference in the healing process. The traditional method of addressing the treatment of trauma has been cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). In CBT, an individual is encouraged to look at the events that took place in their lives and how those…

neurofeedback and weight loss

Can Neurofeedback Help With Weight Loss And Obesity?

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | April 21, 2023

Neurofeedback, a type of brain training, is gaining popularity as an effective treatment for a variety of mental health disorders, chronic pain, and anxiety disorders. But can it also help with weight loss?  The short answer is that neurofeedback may help with weight loss by rewiring the brain and improving brain function.   Neurofeedback training is…

Time to recover from trauma

How Long Does It Take To Recover and Heal From Trauma?

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | April 21, 2023

Trauma can have a lasting impact on a person’s physical and mental health, making it difficult to resume everyday life. The time it takes to recover and heal from trauma varies greatly depending on the individual and the severity of the trauma. Some people may experience significant improvement within a few months, while others may…

Living with someone who has depression.

Tips On Being In A Relationship With Someone With Depression

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | March 28, 2023

If you’ve found yourself in a relationship with someone who experiences depression, it can be challenging to know how to help them. It is important to remember that everyone experiences depression differently and there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to providing support. Whether you’re in a romantic relationship or close friendship with someone…