Valiant Living Blog

Sophisticated Treatment for Medical Professionals Who Turned to Drugs and Alcohol

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Healthcare professionals generally promote healthy habits in their patients and mostly pursue healthy lifestyles themselves. Somewhat surprisingly, though,… Read More


April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987. Every April, the campaign formerly sponsored by the National Council for… Read More


The Urge: A History of Addiction in the United States

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

Carl Erik Fisher’s new book The Urge is “one of those hybrid history/memoirs that illuminates an important subject… Read More


The Impact of Internalized Stigma on Recovery from Addiction

Monday, March 21st, 2022

“Our understanding of substance use disorders as chronic but treatable health conditions has come a long way since… Read More


The Mental Health of Men in America

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating impact on the mental health of Americans. According to the… Read More


Renowned Addiction Psychiatrist Laura F. Martin, MD Joins Valiant Living as Medical Director

Friday, February 25th, 2022

Laura F. Martin, MD, is the new medical director of Valiant Living. Dr. Martin has a long, impressive… Read More


The Burdens We Carry

Friday, February 4th, 2022

The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model is an integrative approach to individual psychotherapy developed by Richard C. Schwartz… Read More


Addiction as a Disease of the Family System

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Addiction is a family disease. “The havoc active addiction creates in families and relationships stresses everyone in these… Read More


How the Internal Family Systems Model Views Individuals as Systems

Thursday, December 30th, 2021

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a powerfully transformative, evidence-based model of psychotherapy, based on the idea that the… Read More


The Nature of Sex Addiction

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

Some controversy remains around intimacy disorders as sex addiction has yet to be included in the Diagnostic and… Read More