Category Archives: For the Families

drugs in schools

Drugs in Schools: The Connection Between Academic Failure and Use

1 in 7 students walk away from academic achievement and drop out of high school. 42 percent of those drops out drink alcohol. Another 10 percent take prescription drugs and 27 percent marijuana. Drugs in schools have a direct effect on the children and teens who use them. Teens sneak drugs

alcoholic parents

Do It for Your Kids: How Living with Alcoholic Parents Shapes Kids’ Entire Lives

Around 26.8 million of American children experienced exposure to alcoholism in their family. This leads to a number of developmental issues that will shape how they function as adults. The problem here is that many alcoholic parents go unnoticed because they’re high-functioning individuals. To the outside world, they seem to be in control

abuse-and-addiction

The Connection Between Domestic Abuse and Addiction: How Toxic Relationships Lead to Addiction

Around 60% of people are willing to stay in unfulfilling and unsatisfying relationships. This willingness to stay in bad relationships results in abusive relationships forming. Abuse isn’t always physical, although, that is what we think of. Other types include psychological, emotional, verbal, sexual or financial. Manipulation can hit several categories at once

Enabling

What Does Enabling an Addict Look Like?

It’s estimated that one out of seven people will face addictions in their lifetimes. Out of these, only ten percent of them will seek treatment for the addiction. The road to recovery is paved with failed good intentions. Are you helping your loved one with his addiction or enabling him to continue

married to an addict

Bad Romance: What You Should Know If You’re Married to an Addict

The most recent data from 2017 shows that substance abuse and suicides accounted for over 150,000 deaths in America. Addiction is a downward spiral that comes in many forms, not just drug abuse, though. It is psychologically draining to the point where one may contemplate suicide. You may not even

prescription drug abuse

How to Recognize Prescription Drug Abuse in a Loved One

If you think your family or loved ones are safe from prescription drug addiction, you may want to think again. In 2016, prescription drug abuse affected 11 million people.  46 people a day die from a prescription overdose, accounting for 35% of all opioid deaths. People of all ages, from

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