When Your Loved is Recovering From a Substance Use Disorder

Are you worried that somebody you love has a substance use disorder? Addiction can be a frightening and insidious condition. When using their drug of choice, your friend or family member may seem like a different person altogether. A person under the influence of...

Understanding and Confronting Denial

Many people who have struggled with addiction will tell you that there is a lot of denial to confront, even in recovery. After all, without denial, few people would be able to justify continuing to use a substance that’s making them sick and their lives in shambles....

Getting Ready for Life After Treatment

When you first detox and go to treatment for your substance abuse disorder, you are processing a ton of issues and life can seem full of challenges. There are a lot of emotions to sort through and behaviors to change. That is why your environment is so closely...

How To Help A Family Member With Drug Addiction

Have you been noticing behavioral changes in a family member, due to heavy drinking or possible drug addiction? Have they undergone dramatic weight loss? Do they seem isolated or subdued? Have they started to show disinterest in activities they were once passionate...

What is Drug Addiction Treatment?

The purpose of drug addiction treatment is to end the vicious cycle that drug abusers have gotten themselves into. Dependence on drugs represents a loss of control which is what drug addiction treatment aims to fix. After the treatment is complete, former drug abusers...

Is there a Cure for Alcoholism?

Before we go into explaining whether there is a cure for alcoholism or not, it’s important to distinguish alcoholism from alcohol abuse and binge drinking. Those who suffer from alcoholism have a high-tolerance for alcohol, meaning they need to consume more to get...