How Addiction Affects Families and Relationships

When we talk about addiction, we focus on the impacts on the user. While this is important, we are only getting part of the picture. In reality, addiction has significant impacts on their families as well as their relationships. To truly help the addict, we must dive deep and see how addiction affects families and […]

The Opioid Epidemic: Everything You Need To Know

Opioids are supposed to help people reduce pain, but they often end up causing more pain because they’re incredibly addictive. Opioids are commonly prescribed to manage pain after surgery or a procedure and can easily be abused. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been prescribed opioids at least once in your life, such as Vicodin, […]

A Goodbye Letter To My Addiction

Dear Addiction, There is a saying that the hardest thing to do in life is to say goodbye. This includes all relationships, including my relationship with you. We have been through a lot together. This started off with plenty of happy moments, like the first time I experienced getting high or drunk. There came a […]

How To Handle Addiction As A Working Professional

Maintaining professional employment while in the clutches of addiction is challenging. You may have even already lost at least one position because of the consequences of your disease. Addiction can affect your job and workplace performance in many ways: It can lead to being late or missing work. You may be constantly tired when at […]

How a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) Can Make Dealing with Addiction Easier

It’s no secret that addiction can be truly life-threatening. The National Institute on Drug Abuse notes that there 47,600 deaths related to drug overdose in 2017 alone. The numbers only escalate from there. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reported that around 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes on a yearly basis. The numbers only become more […]

Finally Ready To Quit Heroin? Read This.

Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs plaguing our society today. In the United States, 948,000 people admitted to using heroin in the past year according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health conducted in 2016. The rise in heroin use is attributed to the rise in opioid prescription medication abuse because […]

How to Cope When You Lose Someone to Addiction

US statistics on drug and alcohol use is chilling. Yet, there seem to be no signs of the scourge slowing down. It can become challenging if someone you love is a part of the statistics. Learning how to cope when you lose someone to addiction is essential. Taking the right steps will help you overcome the […]

The Benefits of Evidence-Based Treatment for Addiction

Many people who are struggling with addiction or have a family member who is struggling want to choose from addiction treatment programs that are more likely to work. In this case, evidence-based treatment or scientifically sound programs are the programs that are going to likely lead an individual to success. What is Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment? […]

10 Songs About Drug + Alcohol Addiction

The world has some beautiful and lovely things in it but there is also the dark side that people don’t want to talk about. But that is the part of life we have to talk about if we want things to change and that is the world of addiction. Millions of people today struggle with […]

How to Find the Best Addiction Treatment Program for You

Is your life is out of control? Are drugs or alcohol ruining your marriage? Are you afraid of losing your job, or ruining your health? Are you afraid of losing your life? Maybe none of these things concern you about yourself, but they may apply to your son or daughter. Experts say someone has a […]