Category: Addictions

Blog posts, news articles, and other resources from The Center • A Place of HOPE

Addiction Recovery: Coping Skills for Urgings and Cravings

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 30, 2021

Multiple strategies for coping with urgings and cravings.

Beware the Uncomplaining Spouse

By: John Williams  •  January 10, 2020

“Things were going well all week with my wife and me, and I thought the tensions were behind us,” a client told me recently. “But no, last night, she got all upset again over nothing.” If your marriage has been disrupted by your spouse exploding over their discovery of your...

5 Areas You Can Work On Today To Put Your Life Back Together From Addiction

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 25, 2019

How can you put your life back together after addiction? Healing happens when you reintegrate healthy connections with yourself and others. Once you admit you’re broken, you must agree to look at reconnecting the pieces of your life that addiction has torn apart. Your relationships may be strained, estranged, or...

Narcotics: Avoidance is a Trick of Addiction

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 18, 2019

The term narcotics covers a broad spectrum of substances that affect mood or behavior. They include both naturally occurring opioids and opiates, such as opium, morphine, and heroin, as well as those synthetically produced, such as Oxycontin and its generic, oxycodone, hydrocodone, Demerol, Percodan, or any number of branded or...

Are You Minimizing or Maximizing Your Addiction?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 22, 2018

I encourage you to consider your truth. Are you able to recognize it? Has it become obscured by denial, shrouded in secrecy, deflated by minimization,or inflated by maximization?

How Do You Respond to Stress?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 6, 2018

People respond to stress in two basic but different ways: they’re either go-getters and stay-putters.

Dr. Gregory Jantz Publishes Seminal Book Healing The Scars of Addiction

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 20, 2018

PRESS RELEASE August 20, 2018 Dr. Gregory Jantz Publishes Seminal Book Healing The Scars of Addiction Media Contacts: Adam Taff, 913.484.1140, adamt@aplaceofhope.com, Dr. Jantz Media Representative (Edmonds, WA) August 20, 2018 – Dr. Gregory Jantz, founder of The Center • A Place of HOPE (www.aplaceofhope.com) in Edmonds, Washington, announced today...

Boundaries: Drawing the Lines

By: Hannah Smith  •  July 6, 2018

Boundaries are an important part of life. They help us see where we end and others begin. They define and protect us. They let good things in and keep trouble away. In a way, they are like a fence around someone’s house or property. Sound pretty good, don’t they? Think about every person you care about. Do you want them to have boundaries?

Is Caffeine Addictive?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 12, 2018

Generally, when people talk about caffeine, they’re talking about caffeinated drinks, such as coffee, tea, and soda. But caffeine is also found in chocolate and foods that use chocolate or coffee as flavorings, including ice cream and yogurt. People aren’t always aware of the amount of caffeine in some of...

Healthy Relationships Mean Becoming Emotionally Healthy Yourself

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  April 27, 2018

Healthy people are growing people, and people do not grow healthy in isolation.

Is Gambling an Issue for You?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  April 25, 2017

Addictions are compulsive behaviors that take over your life. They can come through behaviors that charge up the body's own feel-good responses. They are meant, initially, to bring relief, comfort, excitement, or pleasure. They do not provide control; they take control.

Is Food an Issue for You?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  April 17, 2017

To help you understand if food has moved out of its God-given realm and into an inappropriate place in your life, answer the following questions, and be sure to explain why you answer the way you do.

Partnering Online

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  July 29, 2016

Recent technology has presented us with a new, potentially devastating forum for inappropriately sexualized relationships. The Internet with its anonymity and wide-open content can tempt us to cross physical and sexual boundaries.

Our Need for Control

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 22, 2016

There is a wide difference between control and self-control. Many of us would admit to a desire for control in our lives and in fact have developed patterns and behaviors to attempt to achieve it. We’re not as diligent, however, when it comes to incubating an environment as amenable to...

How Your Inner Child Influences Your Food Choices

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  January 12, 2016

You may be over forty, but most of us have one stubborn little kid rattling around inside. This “kid” represents some unfilled childhood need. And until we either fill or let go of that need, there he or she stays—never aging, always demanding.Kids like to eat junk food. They’re not...

Eating Disorders: From Denial to Pride

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 31, 2015

One of the prime factors in denial of an eating disorder is pride. An eating disorder and many types of disordered eating patterns begin as a way to cope with pain, but along the way pride can take root.In the beginning, pride in your cleverness in handling the pain through...

Detoxing from Technology as a Family

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 16, 2015

How do you know if you and your family have crossed that line from technology use to obsession? Perhaps the true answer to whether or not you have control over the technology in your life is to do a tech detox. You may want to begin first by trying out...

The Problem of Overeating

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 22, 2015

The human mind is a wondrous creation, an amazing tool with the power to inspire us to victory or to overwhelm us with defeat. Targeted below are some of the reasons we use for overeating, as well as ways we can turn the tool of the mind to a more...

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