12 Signs Your Teenager is Using Drugs

For those who are parents of a teenager, those formative years bring tremendous growth–and it can bring tremendous challenges. For the young person, navigating the physical, mental and social changes during this period of growth can be fraught with formidable obstacles and indecision. Perhaps the most formidable of those obstacles is the advent of peer pressure. Whether…

Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse

Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse The Complex Nature of Abused Substances and Getting Help for Addiction Drug addiction help is commonly sought when an individual realizes the drug they are using has power over their life. Addiction is defined as a chronic, often relapsing brain disease characterized by compulsive drug use. The initial decision to take…

Drug Addiction Treatment

Drug Addiction Treatment Choosing an Effective Drug Addiction Treatment Plan Substance abuse is multi-dimensional and disruptive to many areas of an individual’s life and well-being; as a result drug addiction treatment incorporates many distinct components, each directed toward a particular aspect of the illness and its consequences. Despite beginning as a voluntary choice, addictive behavior…

alcohol addiction

Addiction Recovery

The Complex Nature of Addiction and Recovery Addiction recovery takes place when an individual recognizes they have a destructive substance abuse problem they can’t control, they’re motivated to change and willing to seek help. While medical detoxification will safely remove harmful substances from an individual’s body, addiction is as much a psychological disorder as a…