We are passionate to reduce the affects addiction has on our lives. Treating only the addiction may provide some relief but treating both the core issue and the addiction makes the most difference in an addicts life and the loved ones around him or her. Here are some general articles on addiction. If you can’t find the information you are looking for, contact us and we’ll be glad to help you find the answers you need.
Family life is all about living together, and when a family member chooses sober living, the family can interact on a newly positive level.
Family Members Who Know How to Communicate
When a person [...]
As an addict, you lied about taking drugs. You lied about your where you had been and the company you kept. You manipulated people into giving you money for more drugs. You denied, blamed, diverted, [...]
Chronic pain is physical discomfort that lasts more than six months, and approximately 100 million Americans suffer from it. The pain can be mild, severe, episodic, ongoing, inconvenient and/or disabling; [...]
Coping mechanisms are ways in which people adapt to environmental stress and address problems and conflict. These mechanisms can be healthy or unhealthy, conscious or unconscious, but they manifest in [...]
As we gain more knowledge and understanding on everything related to addiction, substance abuse and mental health disorders, treatment options and new methods to achieve recovery are proposed and accepted [...]
Today’s culture has a misconceived idea about addiction. Much of the public opinion about substance abuse has been shaped and formed by media such as television shows that cast addicts as back-alley junkies [...]
Sometimes when circumstances change, people desire to change their insurance coverage. Whether they can do so as soon as they wish depends on many factors. Often people must wait until the end of the year or [...]
Uppers and downers are slang terms that refer to how a particular substance affects the central nervous system (CNS). The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) refers to uppers and downers as stimulants [...]
There are many components to rebuilding a life after addiction treatment. An important piece of the picture for many is to find employment. Although people with an addiction history are sometimes concerned [...]
The overwhelming majority of the world’s countries do not allow direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising of prescription drugs. Only New Zealand and the United States condone the practice. In the United [...]
According to the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency), the term narcotic originally referred to substances that dull the senses and relieve pain. Some people use narcotic to describe all drugs, but it actually [...]