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Category Archives: Basics of Addiction

end-stage alcoholic

5 Ways to Deal with an End-Stage Alcoholic in Your Family

Even though final stage alcoholism is deadly, there is still hope for those willing to quit drinking. The consequences of alcoholism fall not only on the alcoholic but on the entire family. One needs patience, self-love, kindness, dedication, and a […]

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8 Ways to Find a Trusted Rehab Center

The National Institute on Drug Abuse, states that abuse of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco costs the U. S. approximately $700 billion annually.  New addictions are appearing such as sex addiction, gambling addiction, and Internet addiction, and facilities are filled to […]

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10 Tips For Starting A New Life After Addiction – Part 1

Getting sober is hard but rebuilding your life after addiction and learning how to navigate that new life is an ever harder task. Everything might seem overwhelming when for so long, your life revolved around drugs or alcohol. Stepping back […]

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5 Ways to Deal with Urges and Cravings

Any addict is well acquainted with cravings: those strong yearnings to go back to substance abuse. Even when you’re aware that such behavior is taking a serious toll on your mind and body, you still find it difficult to resist […]

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alcoholism

10 Ways to Get Your Loved One to Stop Drinking – Part 2

This is Part Two of Our Series on 10 Ways to Get Your Loved One to Stop Drinking Alcohol.
4. Create a Recovery Plan Together
If you have successfully made the person see the effect of drinking on their life, and they accepted […]

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alcohol abuse

10 Ways to Get Your Loved One to Stop Drinking Alcohol – Part 1

This is Part One of our series on 10 Ways to Get Your Loved One to Stop Drinking Alcohol. 
Getting a loved one to stop drinking alcohol is not easy. People that abuse alcohol, get emotionally attached to it. And your negative […]

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life after rehab

Life After Drug Addiction – How to Get Back to Normal

The most difficult thing after recovering from a drug addiction is living with the fear of relapse. Having control over your life is ready hard enough without the burden of addiction. Unfortunately, it might get even harder as the years pass. […]

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Steroid Addiction: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Although many people associate steroid abuse with fierce athletes, the truth is anabolic steroids are also a serious problem in high schools and colleges around the country. This is due to the fact that they can induce puberty and encourage […]

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behavioral health

Everything You Need to Know About Behavioral Health

If you search for the term “behavioral health” online, you’ll find several articles that explain the difference between behavioral and mental health. In the past, these two terms were used interchangeably. However, over the last few years, people started to […]

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The Importance of Family Therapy in Addiction Recovery

An addiction can destroy families as much as it can destroy the individual.  The causes of substance abuse are varied and complex and family issues can contribute to and perpetuate the addiction. Addiction is often called a “family disease” since […]

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