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Tips for families coping with addiction around the Holiday Season

Tips for families coping with addiction around the Holiday Season

December 18th, 2016

How can you spot signs of addiction around the Holidays? And how do you act around someone in addiction recovery during the Season? Tips and information from Dr. Harold Urschel, MD here.

How to talk about drinking too much

How to talk about drinking too much

December 17th, 2016

If you are concerned about a loved one's drinking problem, how do you bring it up? Here are a few ideas to help you open up the drinking conversation and ways to prepare for the talk.

Exercise and addiction recovery: How and why?!

Exercise and addiction recovery: How and why?!

December 15th, 2016

Evidence suggests that exercise is an essential treatment option that aids in addiction recovery. Your workout can releases endorphins in the body, curbs the negative withdrawal effects, and make you feel better. More, here.

1 What are synthetic opioids and why are people using them?

What are synthetic opioids and why are people using them?

December 14th, 2016

How is doctors’ reluctance to prescribe painkillers leading to more synthetic drug use? What opioids are being created in the labs and how are people using them? We explain here.

Is meth a narcotic?

Is meth a narcotic?

December 13th, 2016

Meth belongs to the group of drugs called stimulants and is not a narcotic. Read more about the addictive potential of meth and it's placement under the Controlled Substances Act, here.

Can you get addicted to oxycodone?

Can you get addicted to oxycodone?

December 12th, 2016

Oxycodone is an extremely habit forming painkiller. Learn how you can recognize oxycodone addiction and what you can do to avoid it, here.

2 Physical addiction to Ritalin

Physical addiction to Ritalin

December 10th, 2016

Recognize the signs and symptoms of physical addiction to Ritalin in yourself or in someone close to you. How can physical Ritalin addiction be treated? More, here.

2 Problem gambling: Help and healing for the family

Problem gambling: Help and healing for the family

December 9th, 2016

What can you do if you’ve uncovered a gambling problem in the family? Advice from someone who knows. Syndey Smith is an internationally certified gambling counselor and former spouse of a problem gambler. More here.

The face of crack addiction: Who uses crack cocaine? (INFOGRAPHIC)

The face of crack addiction: Who uses crack cocaine? (INFOGRAPHIC)

December 7th, 2016

The U.S. National Survey on Drug Use and Health has found that about 8.6 million citizens aged 12+ have admitted to using crack. But, what does the typical person using crack cocaine look like? This infographic is based on trusted governmental statistics and can answer your questions. Check it out!

What is private addiction treatment like in Europe?

What is private addiction treatment like in Europe?

December 6th, 2016

The face of addiction problems and treatment is changing on a global level. What can Europe’s private addiction treatment centers offer? Find the answers in this interview with Alpine Horizon, a luxury rehab center in Switzerland.

Alcoholism: A family disease with a cure BOOK REVIEW

Alcoholism: A family disease with a cure BOOK REVIEW

December 4th, 2016

In How I Became My Father...A Drunk, Bill Brochert tells his transgenerational family story of alcoholism. More on why this book is a page-turner (and we recommend it for your recovery library) like few others. Our thoughts here.

The cost of heroin treatment (INFOGRAPHICS)

The cost of heroin treatment (INFOGRAPHICS)

December 16th, 2016

Is investing in heroin addiction treatment worth the expense? Statistics about the cost of heroin use vs. addiction treatment programs in text and graphic form. See more here.

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How much heroin is too much?

December 11th, 2016

Using heroin is like playing Russian roulette with your life. Can dosing be controlled? We explore here.

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Can expressive writing help treat substance use disorders and addiction?

Can expressive writing help treat substance use disorders and addiction?

December 8th, 2016

Expressive writing has been used over the past 30 years to improve physical and mental health. How can writing be applied to addiction treatment? A review of a book that can teach you how to use expressive writing to overcome addiction here.

How can you have Happy Holidays in an addicted home?

How can you have Happy Holidays in an addicted home?

December 5th, 2016

Spending the Holidays in a family with alcohol or drug problems can bring on stress, depression or melancholy. But does it have to be so? Learn how you can create a holiday season that allows you the happiness you deserve, here.

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