By Beau Black When we encounter obstacles or major turning points in life, we always have choices as to how we will respond. Those responses fall into two broad categories: adaptive behavior and maladaptive behavior. Adaptive behaviors help us respond to changes, challenges, and setbacks in healthy ways. Maladaptive behaviors, conversely, are dysfunctional coping mechanisms […]
By Beau Black Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that can alter how we think or behave. Specific symptoms include chronic difficulty focusing, hyperactivity, and problems with impulse control. There’s a strong connection between ADHD and substance addiction, which can make treating the co-occurring conditions challenging. Many adults who grew up with undiagnosed […]
By Christa Banister Sometimes it’s easy to forget that addiction doesn’t discriminate. It affects people of all ages, careers, income brackets, and zip codes. Even if someone seemingly “has it all,” there’s no guarantee that everything is okay behind the scenes. If anything, one of the not-so-appealing perks of high-profile careers is the additional pressure […]
By Clint Fletcher Becoming a pro athlete in the U.S. is no easy feat. Out of a population of 328 million, only a select few make the cut each year. According to the NCAA, the five major sports leagues (baseball, football, hockey, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball) only have just under 1,800 draft picks combined […]
By Wesley Gallagher If you’ve done any research on therapy before, you might recognize the term Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). But what you might not know is that CBT, while beneficial for a range of mental health issues, has also been proven to be effective in treating addiction. In fact, it is widely used in […]
It’s been one heck of a chaotic year for the world of American sports, one that most of us are unlikely to forget anytime soon. COVID-19 initiated lockdowns and event cancellations in March of last year, and every professional sports league has had to make its own decisions about how to proceed safely.
By Beau Black While that’s true of many things in life, it’s particularly true of the recovery process. Because of the investment required — time, energy, money, and the break from daily life and work — it’s crucial to make sure treatment pays off and that you experience the full benefits of drug and alcohol […]
I’ve often noticed in my patients that their most prized organ can be the first one to forget. They come to me for glowing skin, prevention of heart disease or general weight loss but few come and ask for a “brain health” plan. In fact — the brain is the first organ we should cater to if our goal is a better and longer life.