Is Marijuana Addictive?

Is Marijuana Addictive? This is a question I get from people all of the time. Many people think that it's impossible to develop a marijuana addiction, and many times it's because they don't want to quit smoking weed. What you're about to read is a completely unbiased opinion, and to prove it,...

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National Suicide Prevention Week!

I wrote the following for a guest blog I did at https://judgmentfreezone2013.blogspot.com/: My name is a Chris, and I’m a recovering opioid addict and alcoholic. With 5 years sober, I now have the honor of working at a drug and alcohol rehab center helping people who were in the position that...

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3 of my Favorite Mindfulness Meditation Apps

1. Mindful Life Project – This is my number one because it’s the first mindfulness app I was introduced to. It’s kind of funny because I was using it for myself, and then I realized it was actually designed for children. Either way, it worked wonders for me. The COOLEST part about this app is...

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Mental Health Book Review: Super Rich by Russell Simmons

This book not only changed my life when I read it, but this dude even has my big self thinking about trying some yoga! For those of you who don’t know who Russell Simmons is, he’s a man who grew up in Queens and started the hip hop label Def Jam Records, but his legacy is so much more than...

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The Rewired Soul on YouTube!

The Rewired Soul has officially re-launched the YouTube channel. We have a bunch of videos up already, but here's why I re-launched it: My name is Chris Boutté, and 5 years ago my depression, anxiety and addiction had me in a dark place where the thought of dying was actually comforting. Today,...

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How to Free Yourself from Emotional Bondage

Emotions are an inevitable part of life, but you might be a slave to your emotions. They become your master, and you do as they demand. When you experience negative emotions, they can change your behaviors in negative ways. Maybe you get angry and yell at someone you shouldn’t have and...

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What We can Learn from Carrie Fisher About the “Functioning Addict”

Too many people don’t understand addiction, and it’s killing thousands and thousands of people in our country each year. One of the biggest issues is this idea of being a “functioning addict” is less severe than someone who is homeless on the street shooting dope. As we see with Carrie Fisher...

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Why Nobody Needs to Understand Your Mental Illness

There is a huge delusion in the world of those who struggle with mental illnesses like anxiety, depression and other disorders. This delusion is that other people in your life need to understand what you’re going through. We see it every single day from different websites with titles like “What...

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How Fidget Toys Increase Anxiety & ADHD More Than Help

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve heard of various fidget toys. There’s also a great chance you’ve heard them advertised as ways to decrease symptoms of anxiety and ADHD, but is this even true? We live in a world where people have extremely short attention spans and buy items without...

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3 Reasons Why You're Sober and Still Depressed

A question that I get a lot from people in early recovery is, “Why am I still depressed even though I’m sober?” This is an extremely important question to ask in early recovery because symptoms of mental illness are the leading cause of relapse when they aren’t treated. This question also comes...

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