Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Plan to Give Yourself Grace for the New Year

Whether you love or hate resolutions, there is no doubt they’re a time-honored New Year’s tradition for many people. And, while it’s never a bad idea to identify areas of your life in need of improvement, it’s also wise to recognize where you are on [...]

Alcohol and Anxiety: What You Need to Know

According to statistics gathered by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a little more than 86% of adults in the US have used alcohol at some point in their lives. Over 70% have had a drink within the last year, and 56% have [...]

How to Tell if Your Loved One Has an Addiction Issue

Addiction rates across the U.S. have steadily climbed over the past few decades, and you would be hard-pressed to find a community, a family or an individual who hasn’t been affected by the epidemic in some way. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, [...]

Best Ways to Handle Drug or Alcohol Relapse

Addiction is a pervasive issue throughout the United States. It affects every state, impacting most communities and many families. According to a report from the U.S. Surgeon General, more than 27 million Americans use illegal drugs or abuse prescription medications, while more than 66 million [...]

Why You Need Professional Help Once Addicted to Xanax

There are quite a few prescription drugs available on the market that, although in most cases are medically effective, have highly addictive qualities. Many who become addicted fall into certain demographic categories with the ability, or lack thereof, to afford appropriate medical care. Xanax and [...]

6 Myths About Opioid Use Disorder

The United States may represent fewer than 5% of the world’s population, but we consume more opioids than any other country: approximately 30% of the world’s supply.(1) It’s no wonder why addiction was declared a national emergency. Opioids, including prescription opioids, heroin and fentanyl, killed [...]

Anxiety and Addiction Recovery

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health condition in the United States, affecting people of all ages, genders and socioeconomic backgrounds. If you're struggling with anxiety while in recovery, you're not alone. Anxiety as a Dual Diagnosis A dual diagnosis occurs when someone struggles [...]

Medical Detox Is the Safest Way to Begin Your Addiction Recovery

For many men and women, detox is the first step in addiction treatment, but it's not a step you should take at home. A do-it-yourself detox is unlikely to be effective and may jeopardize your health—or your life. A medically supervised detox positions you for [...]

What Is a High Functioning Alcoholic?

What is a functioning alcoholic? Many are under the impression that alcoholics are easy to recognize.  They assume that the average alcoholic just wanders about the streets while muttering to themselves with a bottle grasped in hand. That they can’t hold down a job; can’t [...]

2019-11-26T16:52:42+00:00May 9th, 2019|Tags: , , |

How Do I Know If My Teenager Is Taking Drugs?

Your beautiful, delightful, clever, outgoing teenager has changed. They have become moody and introspective. They won’t talk to you anymore. If they do answer your questions, it’s only a surly one-word answer. Is it teenage hormones that are raging as they grow and learn to [...]

2019-11-26T16:43:40+00:00April 19th, 2019|Tags: , |