5 Major Costs of Drug Abuse

5 Major Costs of Drug Abuse

Drug abuse negatively affects not only the user, but those around them. Drug abuse and addiction indirectly affects society as a whole. It is important to understand how costly the impact and ramifications drug abuse has on the personal, familial, societal, financial...
A Mother Who Understands Addiction in The Family

A Mother Who Understands Addiction in The Family

Hi Everyone – This is a message for all of you Moms and Dads out there who have just discovered that your son or daughter is an addict.  I know – you are beyond scared; actually, terrified is a much more accurate word.  I have been down the same road, for...
7 Easy Tricks To Alleviate Stress Right Now

7 Easy Tricks To Alleviate Stress Right Now

How Stress and Addiction are Related The abuse of drugs or alcohol can often relate to the stressful situations that occur throughout a lifetime. When you or a loved one is abusing a substance, it may be time to identify the root cause and start working toward...
Medication Assisted Treatment – A Mother’s Thoughts

Medication Assisted Treatment – A Mother’s Thoughts

First, I am not a doctor, or a trained counselor, or an addiction treatment professional of any kind.  I am not even an addict.  I am simply a Mother. I have two beautiful sons, and my oldest, now 25 years old, is a recovering addict who thankfully has been drug free...
Introduction to the 12 Step Model

Introduction to the 12 Step Model

The 12 step model is a set of principles or guiding mindsets designed to help a recovering addict navigate the road to being clean and sober. It began as a recovery tool with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) but over time other programs have incorporated the 12 step process....

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