• help for an addict

What to Know About Finding Help for an Addict

2019-03-18T20:54:05+00:00March 12th, 2019|

If a loved one in your life seems to be battling a substance addiction, there are some substantial questions you’re likely considering. Is this person fully addicted? Will he or she be alright? Is there anything I should be doing

  • positive mindset through recovery

How to Have a Successful Mindset Through Recovery

2019-03-01T23:43:00+00:00March 1st, 2019|

Many people hold a preconceived opinion about rehab for drug and alcohol addiction. Some of us think it’s where you only go if you have expended all other options, your family stops talking to you, you become homeless, or can’t

Enabling vs Empowering: What’s the Difference?

2019-02-21T23:57:41+00:00February 5th, 2019|

As a family member or friend of an addict, you are no doubt aware of the fact that your loved one’s addiction has an impact on your life.  Sometimes this is felt in small ways, such as the person being

  • when your spouse enters rehab

How to Cope When Your Spouse Enters Rehab

2019-03-18T21:26:52+00:00February 4th, 2019|

Seeking treatment for addiction can seem like a hard decision when it happens to family and friends, but how do you deal when it is your spouse who is entering rehab? It can be hard to unpack all of the

  • relapse prevention

Relapse Prevention: 7 Common Triggers & How To Avoid Them

2019-02-20T21:47:11+00:00January 30th, 2019|

Recovering addicts are at extremely high risk for relapse because it is so difficult to fight ingrained behaviors, as well as physical, mental, and emotional addiction to substances.  According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), those in addiction

  • teen drug use

Trends in Teen Drug Use: Past and Present

2019-02-22T00:10:13+00:00January 30th, 2019|

Many adults old enough to have teens in the household will recall the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) campaign of the ‘80s, initially launched through a partnership between the LAPD and LAUSD.  Incredibly, the program has been around for 35

What is the Link Between Trauma and Addiction?

2019-02-22T00:08:36+00:00January 28th, 2019|

Addiction is one of the most difficult disorders to understand. People blame it on everything from a lack of morals to heredity, thrill-seeking to escape reality, immaturity, selfishness – the list is nearly endless because it’s human nature to want

When Families Face Addiction

2019-02-22T00:00:03+00:00January 28th, 2019|

Individual struggles with addiction are not solitary fights. Addiction impacts the whole family and can distort the family dynamic, creating long-standing dysfunction. It truly is a family disease. For this reason, the process of recovery requires more than just the commitment