• Warning Signs of Alcohol Abuse in Teens
    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

    Warning Signs of Alcohol Abuse in Teens

    There are a multitude of potential dangers for teenagers. Between bullying, peer pressure, and cyberbullying they face many more dangers today than teenagers a generation or two ago. These dangers are a big concern for parents who are looking...
  • Talking to Your Teens About Marijuana and Other Drugs
    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

    Talking to Your Teens About Marijuana and Other Drugs

    No one is immune to the risks associated with drugs and alcohol. Kids may come into contact with drugs sooner than you expect, so it’s almost never too soon to begin talking about the dangers of drugs and addiction....
  • A Guide to Painkiller Addiction
    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

    A Guide to Painkiller Addiction

    Opioids and opiates are great for relieving pain, but they can be highly addictive, leading to many problems with a person’s health and well-being. In fact, nearly 130 people die each day from opioid overdoses in the United States....
  • Teen Talk: Common Drugs, Facts and Signs of Drug Abuse
    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

    Teen Talk: Common Drugs, Facts and Signs of Drug Abuse

    Teenagers are using drugs at declining rates when compared to historical statistics. For young people, the use of illegal drugs other than marijuana is lower than it has been in more than 20 years. However, even with declining drug...
  • Alcohol Use Disorder: A Complete Guide
    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

    Alcohol Use Disorder: A Complete Guide

    “Alcohol use disorder” is the term used to describe a pattern of problematic alcohol use. Those afflicted with this disorder may be preoccupied with drinking alcohol, may continue to drink it even when problems occur, may need to drink...
  • All About Alcohol Withdrawal
    Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

    All About Alcohol Withdrawal

    For people who drink large amounts of alcohol regularly for many months, stopping drinking can lead to symptoms that affect both the body and mind. These symptoms are part of alcohol withdrawal syndrome, a possibly life-threatening condition that results...
  • How Addiction Affects Your Sex Life
    Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

    How Addiction Affects Your Sex Life

    Drug addiction affects all aspects of your life—from your job to your relationships to your sex life. Drugs can make sex more difficult—and riskier for you and your partner(s). The decisions you make regarding sex while you are high...
  • Coping With Loss During Addiction Recovery
    Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

    Coping With Loss During Addiction Recovery

    Loss and grief are difficult to handle at any point in life, but they may be especially challenging when you are in recovery from addiction. Grief can occur many times throughout life, whether a loved one has passed away...
  • Holistic Treatment for Addiction
    Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

    Holistic Treatment for Addiction

    Addiction is a disease that can affect all aspects of your health, from your physical health to your emotional health. It’s not just a condition that affects your brain but can also affect your heart, liver, and other organs....
  • Going Back to Rehab After a Relapse
    Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

    Going Back to Rehab After a Relapse

    While relapsing may make you feel guilty, you should know that relapse is a normal part of the recovery process from addiction. More than half of all people who go to a rehab facility experience a relapse, especially early...
  • The Effectiveness of Coerced Treatment for Drug Abuse
    Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

    The Effectiveness of Coerced Treatment for Drug Abuse

    Coerced treatment for drub abuse occurs when a person is forced involuntarily into rehabilitation for addiction. They may be ordered to rehab by the court due to criminal charges or at the request of their family or pressured into...