2019

Signs that it May be Time to Intervene

Some of the biggest problems that are facing the modern healthcare system include drug abuse and addiction. Drug addiction impacts countless families every year and has the potential to tear apart individuals and families, wrecking personal and professional lives. It is important for everyone to know how to help people who are struggling with addiction. […]

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Outpatient Programs: The Benefits and More

Addiction is a disease that impacts countless people across the country. With addiction becoming more prevalent than ever before, the stigma surrounding this disease is starting to fade and people are focusing on the treatment options for addiction. When someone is released from an inpatient addiction treatment facility or is first looking for treatment, they

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Six People Have Died from Lung Illnesses Linked to Vaping. Should You Quit?

Reports of six deaths and hundreds of illnesses linked to vaping THC and nicotine are scary. Here’s what you need to know. Last week, federal health officials warned the public that a mysterious illness linked to vaping had killed a fifth person in the U.S. On Tuesday, Kansas officials confirmed that a sixth person has died. At least

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How Depression and Substance Abuse Are Linked

How Depression and Substance Abuse Are Linked Many people diagnosed with clinical depression drink. Many people who drink heavily also develop depression. We call this a bidirectional occurrence. The two diseases co-occur in many individuals. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the neurological disease, clinical depression affects about 10 percent of the American population. Not

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Substance Abuse & Sex Addiction: Co-Occurring Disorders & Recovery

Addiction comes in many forms, most addictions involve the abuse of a psychoactive substance such as illegal drugs or alcohol. The word “addiction” comes from the Latin phrase, “ad dictum,” which means “to the dictator.” That alone is very instructive. But addiction might best be described as a progressive disorder of choice where the sufferer

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How to Know If Your Loved One Needs an Intervention

Watching a loved one battling cravings is one of the hardest things anyone can ever experience. You probably will not be aware of it, initially, because addicts learn to hide and sneak around.  Addiction requires an honest, firm approach to get it under control. What are the signs that should ring your warning bells? Do any of

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