It Takes a Village: Tackling the Complex Nature of Addiction

Recovery from addiction is not just about resolving physical dependence on drugs or alcohol. These substances also impact the brain and have an effect on virtually every aspect of a person’s life. Due to the complex nature of addiction, it takes more than just a single doctor providing treatment for recovery to take place. It

Helping Children Cope When a Parent is in Addiction Treatment

Addiction is a disease that affects the entire family, not just the person who is misusing drugs or alcohol. Substance use impacts everyone’s life. An estimated 25% of children affected by addiction in their family are under age 18. Entering addiction treatment with children at home can be a difficult decision, but realize that it

Rebuilding Relationships with a Loved One in Recovery

When someone is struggling with active addiction, it can take a toll on relationships with family and friends. Trust is easily broken and can take a long time to rebuild. A person’s actions and behaviors while under the influence can contribute to creating family rifts that are challenging to overcome. But by focusing on substance

Embracing the Benefits of Sobriety in the New Year

Celebrating the New Year often comes with the clinking of champagne glasses and parties that start in the evening and last well into the early morning. It should come as no surprise that people also tend to overindulge, drinking more than they should. The influence of alcohol can lead to rising tempers and disagreements, driving

Talking to Children About Drug Prevention

Drug addiction does not discriminate; it affects people of all ages, races, genders, nationalities, professions, and socioeconomic classes. It is never too early to start talking to your children about the dangers of drug use and how they can make healthier choices in their life. October 23-31 is Red Ribbon Week and an excellent time