A guide on the child welfare system in Florida. Review what happens when your child is removed from home because of drug or alcohol use.
Child custody worries everyone, especially when you’re dealing with addiction. What role does drug or alcohol use play in child custody cases? What relevant laws guide custody decisions in the State of California? We review here.
You should never detox from alcohol, benzos, or opioids on your own. This article from expert drug and alcohol counselor, Amy Sedgwick, explains why.
Drug abuse around the world is a social problem, and one with clear steps worth taking. This article explores some main ideas aimed at Asian nations facing drug problems and for those looking on in interest and concern.
Behaviors fluctuate in adolescence. However, there are key signs of drug use that should trigger ACTION! More here on 7 common signs of teen drug use and what to do about them.
An academic look at how assumptions about the “truth” about addiction and its treatment can inadvertently disempower those we are trying to help.
A look at the clinical definitions of “substance abuse” and “addiction” with signs of each. Plus, a section on the myths and truths related to using drugs. A basic primer for curious readers here.
Is addiction the real problem? Or are we dealing with a bigger issue? An exploration of the “chicken” and the “egg” syndrome that is substance abuse disorder. More here.
Dr. Louise Stanger LCSW is a professional interventionist who counsels families with substance abuse and mental health disorders. More here on how to get over past hurts – like she did – in your personal recovery from addiction.
Do you suspect that a loved one is hiding an addiction? Parents, kids, spouses, lovers, and friends…all can become adept at functioning even when they are suffering inside.
So, what is addiction? And what can you do about it? We review here. Then, we invite your feedback and questions at the end.