19 Movies, Documentaries, Books & Podcasts That Best Represent Addiction

Addiction is a disease that has been around for centuries. It is a disease that affects the lives of many people and their families. There are many different ways to represent addiction in movies, documentaries and podcasts. This guide will help you find the best addiction movies, documentaries, books and podcasts. Movies Dopesick (2021) is […]

How to Combat the Pressure of Holiday Drinking

For many, the holiday season is about gathering with friends and family to share a meal and of course…drink booze. It has become a common belief that alcohol is vital for a celebration and the added stress of the holiday season can lead to overconsumption. The American Psychological Association found that 38% of people stated […]

Keeping an Eye Out For Substitute Addictions

People in recovery from addiction may sometimes substitute one addiction for another. Taking control of your life is very important and you must stay vigilant as there can be signs of a second addiction if you do not pay close enough attention. We wanted to go over the context of cross-addiction, why it occurs, and […]

How Charleston’s Drinking Culture Contributes to Alcoholism

Charleston has always been labeled a drinking city and it is known that Charlestonians drink more than the average American city. However, studies have shown that Charleston’s consumption levels far exceed the national average, reaching a problematic level of drinking. It has been reported that Charleston has the 7th biggest drinking problem in the country. […]

Strategies for Combatting the Pressure to Drink in Social Settings

Whether we like to admit it or not, peer pressure is a thing that exists and can be very influential when it comes to sobriety or lack thereof. In social situations, we may have expectations for ourselves or others and when those expectations are not met we may feel judged as a result. This pressure […]

What Makes People Particularly Susceptible to Addiction?

Addiction can be hard to understand if you’ve never experienced it or never witnessed someone close to you experience it. What seems like something that could never happen to you can slowly spiral into a dependence on substances that slowly consumes one’s mind, finances, and relationships, hurting not just the addict, but the loved ones […]

How to Stop Enabling Your Addicted Loved One

In the advent of addiction, it can be hard to say no to someone you love when you know they are struggling. Your intentions to help your loved one may remain positive, yet it is possible that while helping a loved one who is struggling with addiction, be it financially, physically, emotionally, etcetera, you have, […]

Keys to Recovery: Protecting and Supporting the Process

Recovery from drug and alcohol abuse is no easy task, but it certainly is an admirable one with a long journey of ups and downs. Recovery would not be possible without a strong support system and faith in oneself that the other side will be better and full of hope. Today, we are going over […]

PTSD and Addiction: How Veterans Are Particularly Susceptible to Substance Abuse

We at Transcendence Treatment Center have often shared information about how and why veterans and/or military personnel are often more susceptible to substance abuse due to the social, mental, and emotional norms that are present while in the military. We wanted to dive a little deeper into the context of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) […]

Living a Sober Lifestyle with PTSD

PTSD is no easy burden to carry. We’ve discussed how PTSD is particularly harmful to the mind and can be brought on by various factors ranging from military combat, childhood trauma, sexual assault, etcetera. Traumatic events that may have led to the diagnosis of PTSD do not have to be your burden to suffer without […]