The Different Types of Addiction Explained: A Simple Guide

According to a study conducted by the National Institue of Health, around 10% of adults in the U.S. have or will have a drug addiction at some point in their lives. What's more, the same study found that 75% of addicts won't seek help. No doubt, these are startling figures. But things don't have to stay this way. The first step toward a better life is education, and we're here to help. Keep reading for a quick guide on the different types of addiction and find out how you or a loved one … [Read more...]

What Happens at a Drug Rehab Center?

Addiction can rip a hole in families. Parents are often the last to know that their own child is entangled in a dangerous web of alcoholism or drug abuse, and that can hurt.  But thankfully, there is help. One of the most successful ways to deal with drug and alcohol problems is through rehab.  What happens at a drug rehab center once someone has made a commitment to go? While the structure of individual drug treatment centers varies, all centers have a few things in … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]