How to Deal With A Drug Addict Son

July 19th, 2018

How to Deal With A Drug Addict Son

Nearly half of all US adults have a family member or close friend who is addicted to drugs, according to recent data from the Pew Research Center. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that men are more likely than women to use almost all types of ...

Dealing With A Daughter Suffering From Drug Addiction

July 9th, 2018

Dealing With A Daughter Suffering From Drug Addiction

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that nearly sixteen million women use illicit drugs per year and that nearly five million misuse prescriptions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that every three minutes a woman goes to ...

How to Go to Rehab and Keep Your Job

June 28th, 2018

How to Go to Rehab and Keep Your Job

People in need of addiction treatment have a multitude of concerns going in. Taking time off from a career for inpatient treatment is daunting: the fear of losing income and, in turn, losing the ability to support the household can make rehab seem out of reach. Some worry that their jobs won’t ...

Can You Convince Someone to Go to Rehab?

June 25th, 2018

Can You Convince Someone to Go to Rehab?

The tragic reality of drug and alcohol addiction is that it alters brain chemistry and often renders individuals incapable of sound and lucid decision-making. Prolonged and untreated drug and alcohol abuse create serious and sometimes permanent changes to the central nervous system that make it ...

How To Detox Your Body From Drugs And Alcohol

June 6th, 2018

How To Detox Your Body From Drugs And Alcohol

Detoxification, or “detox,” is a fundamental part of the addiction treatment process. It’s the means by which patients are able to arrest and repair the damage that their bodies have suffered in the wake of prolonged and untreated drug or alcohol abuse. Determining how to detox your body from ...

Examining The Link Between Anxiety And Addiction

May 21st, 2018

Examining The Link Between Anxiety And Addiction

Substance use disorder (SUD) is often linked to a diverse range of underlying mental health issues, one of the most common of which is anxiety. When people experience these two mental health issues simultaneously, it can be difficult to determine which caused the other (or if they’re even ...

Can You Force Someone Into Rehab When They Refuse Treatment?

May 21st, 2018

Can You Force Someone Into Rehab When They Refuse Treatment?

Caring for someone who struggles with addiction can leave you feeling hopeless. If you have set boundaries or pleaded with your loved one to seek treatment without success, it’s time to come up with a new strategy. You might consider “committing” your loved one to treatment, even if it’s ...

June 20th, 2017

Prescription ADHD Stimulant Abuse

Prescription ADHD stimulant abuse remains an incredibly popular trend that affects teenagers, college students and adults. Although ADHD medications are legal as prescribed by a doctor, they prove to be highly addictive, widely abused and extremely risky. What is ADHD? Attention Deficit ...

The Link Between Risky Behavior and E-Cigs

February 22nd, 2016

The Link Between Risky Behavior and E-Cigs

The Link Between Risky Behavior and E-Cigs What do you think of when you think of the word “risk?” Some people may think of people who do high profile things, like diving from cliffs or other risky tasks. But, a lot of teenagers and young adults are involved in a lot of risky behaviors. They ...

January 21st, 2016

ICD9 to ICD10 Diagnosis Changes

The following is a short guest blog post by Denny Chapin, founder of TheraThink, a mental health billing service. What are ICD codes? International Classification of Disease (ICD) codes are diagnosis codes designed to describe a patient’s disease.  These codes are used to explain ...

Adderall Abuse Continues in College Students

January 18th, 2016

Adderall Abuse Continues in College Students

It’s not a surprise to many people that teen drug abuse is an issue all over the country. Many teenagers are getting involved with all sorts of drugs, and more teens are in rehab programs than there ever have been before. Because of that, it’s important that we explore and understand the ...

Why can’t some people just stop?

November 9th, 2015

Why can’t some people just stop?

Just about anyone who has had types of recovery support has a story of the person who, after hearing their struggles, says, “I know someone who did twice as much as you, every day, for twice as long and all they did to stop was decide to do it.” The message in that comment, and […]

Why Has Teen Drug Abuse Increased So Much?

August 3rd, 2015

Why Has Teen Drug Abuse Increased So Much?

Teen drug abuse has always been an issue, but now.. More teens than ever are getting into underage drinking, which is alarming, considering that means that some of those parents were supplying the alcohol for them. Put that together with the fact that these teenagers are also getting access to ...

The Hidden Epidemic of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Among Older Americans

June 1st, 2015

The Hidden Epidemic of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Among Older Americans

Drugs are abused by people of all ages, all races and all socio-economic backgrounds. While most treatment programs are filling with younger adults trying to kick their habit, an often overlooked segment of the population are older adults who are addicted to drugs. People who are over 50 and ...

Veterans and Prescription Drug Abuse

March 16th, 2015

Veterans and Prescription Drug Abuse

There are now many troops and veterans who battle with dependence on prescription drugs, and the problem is only getting worse as more troops are coming back from the horrors of war. They have been dealing with a number of things during their time overseas, so it only makes sense that these ...

Teens & Drug Addiction

December 1st, 2014

Teens & Drug Addiction

The truth is that teenagers use the same drugs that adults do. This includes alcohol and various types of cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco. However, teens sometimes use a wide variety of other dangerous drugs. Many teens can become addicted to marijuana, which can be referred to as pot, ...