family staging an intervention that works

How to Stage an Intervention That Works

If you have a loved one abusing alcohol or drugs and are in denial of the problem, perhaps you’ve thought about learning how to stage an intervention. It is important to understand that the intervention is just the first step in the process, from there, clients will have to go through inpatient or outpatient treatment,…

Comprehensive Guide to the Most Dangerous Drugs

If you think of drug addiction and the most dangerous drugs, you’ll typically bring substances like cocaine, heroin, and meth to mind. The truth is, most drug abusers don’t fall into this category. Instead, the most commonly abused substances according to NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) are prescription pills and OTC medications. After this…

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Characteristics to Look for in a Sober Living Home

Although you can fully recover from addiction and achieve lifelong recovery, addiction has no known cure. That means taking your treatment seriously is essential to your recovery. Inpatient and outpatient programs provide you with the skills and tools necessary to prepare for life without drugs and alcohol. Sober living is a great way to support…

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Depressants vs Stimulants

Looking at depressants vs. stimulants is interesting as they are both large categorization of legal and illegal drugs. This distinction is based on whether the substance in question depresses or stimulates the CNS (central nervous system). Although these two categories of drugs deliver effects at opposite ends of the spectrum, there are also some commonalities…

man hugging his child using advice for parents whose child is addicted

How to Help a Child with Drug Addiction

For many people wondering how to help a child with drug addiction, just knowing where to start is perhaps the biggest barrier.  With NIDA reporting that almost 25% of 18 to 20-year-olds abuse illicit substances, and SAMHSA data showing over 20 million people in the United States with substance use disorder, addiction does not discriminate. …