Addiction: How to Handle a Loved One Who Doesn’t Want Help

There’s nothing as painful as watching a loved one suffer, especially when you know they could get better if they just got help. Unfortunately, unless they ask for help themselves, no amount of coaxing will get them clean. Even when it comes from a place of love, there may be things you’re unknowingly doing to enable this person to remain in their situation. Sometimes instead of trying so hard, you may consider taking a step back to let them work through the issue in their own way. In the … [Read more...]

A Problem for the New Generations – Social Media Addiction and What to Look For

Addiction is not a new phenomenon. It is defined as “having a compulsive physiological need for a habit or substance”. For decades, people have tried to understand and cope with addiction. The effect that addiction has on our lives can be heartbreaking. As we learn more about the way our brains work, our definition of what makes an addiction expands. We all know about the most common ones, like alcoholism and drug abuse. We now understand that addiction doesn’t have to be chemical to be … [Read more...]

How To Cope When a Family Member Requires Addiction Recovery

The news that a family member requires addiction recovery can be incredibly overwhelming if you had no idea about their ongoing struggles. However, to ensure their best chance of success, you will need to come together as a family and support them through their endeavors. It might not be initially easy, but by taking the time to understand them and the situation, you can help them persevere through what may be an incredibly challenging phase of their life. Don’t host a big … [Read more...]

9 Xanax Addiction Symptoms: What to Look for When You Suspect Xanax Abuse

Suspect a loved one is abusing Xanax but don't want to confront them until you're certain? Here are 9 Xanax addiction symptoms to keep an eye out for. Xanax abuse often begins innocently. People struggling with anxiety and depression seek help from their doctors who prescribe the drug for short-term use. Xanax provides rapid-relief for anxiety and panic disorders, but over time, your body needs more of the drug to feel the same effects. Taking the drug in large doses can produce … [Read more...]

What Happens During Addiction Treatment?

The decision to go into rehab isn't an easy one to make, but often, it can be vital to get your life back on track. People from all walks of life fall prey to the stresses of life and sometimes turn to drugs or alcohol, instead of more positive coping mechanisms. It isn't a failure or a reflection of the personalities of those afflicted. It's merely an unfortunate truth of life. Getting help is the first step to getting better. How different facilities choose to deliver that help can vary. … [Read more...]

6 Foods That Boost Healthy Recovery from Addiction

When one decides to let go of an addiction, a bit of support and the right sort of guidance ensure that they manage to outlive their tendencies. However, foods can also play a major choice in the process. Many people fail to realize how much foods can affect the human system and how well one can get along if the right plate is chosen for them. Therefore, in this list, we will be drawing up six foods that could help you recover from an addiction. Greens Greens are a major source of … [Read more...]

Addiction and Motherhood: 5 Things You Should Know

Motherhood is difficult in the best of circumstances. The transition from a single person or married couple to a parent is one fraught with anxiety and guilt as you are faced with caring for a tiny human being and raising them into a happy, productive adult. For mothers facing parenthood and drug addiction simultaneously, the odds of successfully making the transition to parenthood are slim. Here is what you need to know. The number of babies born to mothers with addiction is on the … [Read more...]

5 Things to Do When Your Recovering Teen Comes Home from Addiction Treatment

What a wonderful time it is! Your girl or boy comes home from addiction treatment. It’s easy to think that the storm has passed. That their lives are no longer in danger because of drugs. The turmoil of constantly walking on eggshells is over. Well, sad to say that the struggle has just begun. It’s now time to keep them clean – for good. Here are some things you can do to help your newly-rejuvenated teen stay on the right path after having their addiction treated. Remove … [Read more...]