Compassion, Not Judgment – Parenting a Child With a Substance Abuse DisorderThere are few things a parent can hear about their child that would break their hearts more than a confession of substance abuse and addiction.
Alcoholism 101According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), 56.4 percent of adults 18 and over admit to having consumed alcohol within the past month. For some, however, drinking leads to a dependence on alcohol, which can destroy every aspect of their lives. Here is how to know when drinking becomes dangerous.
Prescription Medications Are Also Illicit SubstancesThe Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that prescriptions for pain medication have quadrupled since 1999
What Is Methamphetamine?Methamphetamine is part of the family of drugs known as amphetamines.
Signs Of Addiction And How To Get HelpEven though the signs of addiction displayed by an individual who has been abusing drugs or alcohol can sometimes be difficult to detect, most of the time they’re behaviors or other types of changes that friends and loved ones will readily notice.
Addiction Therapy OptionsCreative art and movement therapies have been widely researched and proven to provide support to those suffering from a wide variety of mental and physical disorders.
Substance Abuse Prevention Is About Education Not FearIt should go without saying that the conversation about substance abuse and addiction is a topic to be discussed and revisited throughout the year; unfortunately, however, the topic may lapse due to lack of know-how on the part of the parents.
Finding Opportunities To Talk About AddictionOne major roadblock for parents who want to talk about substance abuse with their children is they often don’t know where to start.
6 Things To Improve Recovery, Cognition, & Dwarf AddictionWorking out your memory and cognitive function may be able to help people fight substance use disorders.
What You Need to Know About Self-Harm & AddictionIf ever there were two things society does not want to talk about, self-mutilation and addiction are definitely towards the top of the list and it’s a grave injustice to the people struggling through both disorders.
Most Drug Use Begins During Our Teenage Years, Impeding Brain Development and CognitionExperimenting with and taking drugs has become a sort of rite of passage which either turns teens and adolescents off from continued abuse, or plunges them down the rabbit hole of addiction. Thankfully, according to News Press, many drug addled excursions do not foment addiction.
You Are What You Eat: Nutrition & Addiction RecoveryResearch shows eating healthy helps boost recovery from addiction.
Opening The Doors Of Communication During RecoveryRecovery is beautifully disconcerting; those in recovery are on the path to rejuvenation, but they’re not quite there yet.
New Study Reveals Which Months College Students Will Try DrugsWhat if we could zero in on exactly when college freshmen would experiment with addictive substances, plunging them into the nothingness of addiction for years? A new study may give us that exact insight.
Mental Illness and Addiction: Nature vs. NurtureDuring National Recovery Month, which is September, we took a look at new perspectives on the causes of addiction.