Category Archives: For the Families

drug rehabilitation

Drug Rehabilitation: How to Talk to Your Loved One About Going to Rehab

Drug addiction is a great and terrible beast. According to experts, as many as 23.5 million Americans are addicted to drugs or alcohol.  This carries a myriad of negative side effects. Drug abuse wreaks havoc on the body and can lead to unemployment and stress in your relationships. And if someone you

is drug addiction a disease

Is Drug Addiction a Disease?

At least 24 million Americans have used drugs at some point in their lives. You, or someone you love, may be battling with drug addiction after casual usage spiraling out of control. You may also be grappling with the question of, “Is drug addiction a disease?” While some people frame drug addiction

addiction relapse

How to Stay Supportive When Your Loved One Has an Addiction Relapse

You will certainly love your loved one up until and after they overcome their addiction. Especially if they are your child. However, loving someone with an addiction can be confusing. One minute they might act like their normal selves and the next like someone you’ve never met before. They might also

Stuart Florida

10 Tips to Having a Successful Drug Intervention in Stuart, Florida

It’s truth time: addiction is not a rare problem. In fact, an estimated 1 in 7 Americans will battle substance abuse in their lifetime. Chances are that someone you know and love is fighting an addiction whether you know about it or not. In many cases, addiction reaches such a destructive point

xanax addiction

7 Signs Your Loved One Has a Xanax Addiction and How to Handle It

Over 13.5 million American adults currently have a prescription for benzodiazepines such as Xanax.  Though originally prescribed to treat anxiety, the ugly truth is that Xanax can quickly become incredibly addictive.  Are you concerned that someone you care about currently has a Xanax addiction?  Before you confront them, it’s important to

percocet addiction

7 Toxic Signs Your Loved One Has a Percocet Addiction

The opioid crisis in the United States now claims an average of 130 lives a day as a result of overdoses. When many people think about drug overdoses, they think of illicit drugs like heroin. But a large percentage of opioid addicts are addicted to prescription painkillers. These addictions are incredibly dangerous

teenager on drugs

How You Can Talk About Addiction to Your Teenager on Drugs

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, substance abuse costs the United States more than $740 billion per year. That number takes into account loss of work productivity, health care needs, as well as the cost of crime. That signifies a huge problem and it’s not only affecting the workforce.

is addiction really a disease

Is Addiction Really a Disease? 

A hotly debated topic that has surfaced recently revolves around the question: “Is addiction really a disease?” To many, this conversation is of utmost importance. These individuals insist that addiction is a certifiable disease, upheld by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) definition of “substance abuse disorder”.  However, to some, the idea of calling addiction a disease comes off as enabling to

how to stage an intervention

How to Stage an Intervention

Addiction is a terrible force to have to overcome. It can be painful watching a loved one fall victim to drug or alcohol abuse. If someone in your life desperately needs help, staging an intervention can be the first step in their recovery. An intervention is a conversation between the

spouse of an addict

Living As The Spouse Of An Addict: 10 Coping Strategies For You

Do you love someone struggling with addiction? Do you lie awake- night after night- hoping and praying for a change? For an answer or some much-needed relief? You’re not alone. Addiction ravages families around the country. Being the spouse of an addict can feel incredibly lonely and painful. Let’s get