Wondering how to prevent a relapse? Learn three effective relapse prevention coping skills you can start utilizing today.

Three Coping Skills to Prevent a Relapse

At first, your addiction made you feel in control. It filled you up with such hope that something outside of you could be the one thing that truly helped you; saved you; made your days easier and, at times, happier. You’ve learned, however, that your addiction only delivered a false sense of hope, because, as […]

Individuals raise their hands together to commit to controlling compulsive behavior through healthy relationships.

How Relationships Replace Compulsive Behavior

Your impulses dictate your thoughts, manage your emotions and heavily influence your actions. While every day starts and ends a little different from the last, your compulsive behavior is always present. No matter how hard you try to fight the overwhelming and irresistible impulses to act, you inevitably cave in. Then you’re left with the […]

A distraught professional man wondering how to overcome cocaine addiction.

How to Overcome Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine is a substance you never thought would enter your life. But, out of curiosity, peer influence or a natural progression from other drug use, your entanglement with coke began. The first time delivered a new kind of euphoria – one that made you feel alive, awake, cool and powerful. Your first time turned into […]

A father talking with his teenage son about interventions for alcohol abuse.

Interventions for Your Child’s Alcohol Abuse

As parents, there is nothing that means more to us than our child’s health, happiness and advancement in life. Nothing. Even at their worst – when they roll their eyes, talk back, disobey or disrespect, as all children are bound to do at one point or another – we still love them unconditionally and strive […]

A man sitting and thinking about how to find a rehab facility.

3 Things to Consider When Looking for the Best Drug Rehabs

You recently arrived at a fork in the road. Heading right meant it was time to get clean and end this life-deteriorating addiction once and for all. Heading left meant your addiction still held the upper hand. You turned right. And even if you changed directions reluctantly, you should celebrate your decision. After all, of […]

A woman weighing her options between outpatient vs. inpatient drug rehab.

Outpatient vs. Residential Rehab: Which One Is Right For Me?

You’ve been in a toe-to-toe battle with your drug or alcohol addiction and it’s taken its toll on your entire life. While every day may seem like an uphill fight that you’re constantly on the desperate, losing end of, there’s one strategy that can wipe your addiction off the map entirely. Addiction rehab can help […]

A mother talking to her daughter about her struggles with heroin.

How to Talk to a Loved One about Heroin Addiction

Over the last several years, the heroin epidemic has spread like wild fire. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 11.8 million Americans age 12 and older had abused opioids during the previous year. In 2016, it was reported that 626,000 Americans had a heroin use disorder. What’s more alarming, however, is […]

A father sitting and talking with his teen about how to help a drug addict recover.

My Child is Refusing Help. Now What?

Addiction. It’s something you never thought would enter your life, but it has. It’s manifested itself in your child and you’re terrified. You’ve watched your child suffer. You’ve watched their life – relationships, goals, career, health – deteriorate. You agonize that their next binge or fix could be their last. You know your child’s life […]

A woman sitting alone thinking about her alcohol addiction and depression symptoms.

How Alcohol Addiction & Depression are Connected

Everyone experiences bad days, anxious moments and stressful rough patches. And when these situations hit, it’s common for people to turn to alcohol in an attempt to relax and temporarily take their mind off an undesirable reality. While most people can find their way back from difficult experiences, those who struggle with depression experience those […]

A man sitting alone wondering if he’s addicted to painkillers.

5 Signs You’re Addicted to Painkillers

Maybe you experienced an injury or medical complication that required or a prescription for painkillers. Or perhaps you just wanted to do some innocent experimenting to see how the pills would make you feel. Regardless of how your prescription drug use started, you may be realizing your use or dependency leans towards addiction and is […]

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