What to do when substance abuse surfaces in your family

Addiction is a nefarious disease that once it has taken root it becomes extremely hard to remove. Whether it is the heroin epidemic or alcohol abuse as a nation we have a problem. The end result is families are left confused on what to do when addiction rears its ugly head in the household. There are many [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:49:16+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|Parenting|0 Comments

Did you know it is National Prevention Week?

What is National Prevention Week? The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an agency within the U.S. that takes charge of the public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. One of their most leading campaigns is their annual National Prevention Week (NPW)! This week from May 15-21 is [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:53:02+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Addiction|0 Comments

Everything you need to know about a drug overdose

What is a drug overdose from prescription medicine? A prescription or illicit drug overdose occurs when a person takes more than their prescribed amount of a certain drug or more than their body can withstand. This can be both intentionally or accidental. It can also occur due to combining more than one drug together. This [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:53:04+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Addiction|0 Comments

How long does it take someone to become an addict?

What is an addict? An addict is a person who continuously partakes in a negative activity or behavior despite its devastating consequences. They do not see past their immediate gratification and will do anything to achieve it. Addiction is a complex disease that takes control over its victims both physically and mentally. The actual moment [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:53:11+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Addiction|0 Comments

4 Myths about drug addiction

Drug abuse is a very complex behavioral pattern that is often misinterpreted by the public as well as the person with the addiction. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIH) "addiction is a brain disease." So if it is a disease why are drug addicts and alcoholics often treated as second class-citizens or even [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:53:22+00:00 April 29th, 2016|Parents and Teens|0 Comments

A non drug user’s perspective on drug addiction

A different view on drug addiction By Guest Blogger Deborah Devillers I have done a lot of research about drug addiction especially among the youth. I learned that lots of teens do drugs as a result of many external factors such as the stress, pressure, and insecurities that are part of being a teen and [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:56:09+00:00 February 12th, 2016|Guest Blogs|0 Comments

Adult Drug and Alcohol Treatment center mentors teens in rehab

Drug and alcohol treatment center for adults talks to teen addiction facility about the do's and dont's in Rehab   There are very few opportunities for a teen drug and alcohol treatment center to receive guidance from an adult rehab that is located just minutes away. This was the case for Inspirations for Youth and [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:57:09+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Guest Speakers|0 Comments

Street and drug terms you may want to know: Bender

To better inform everyone, we had a round table discussion with teens from Inspirations for Youth and Families about drug and street terms everyone may want to know. Today’s term is “Bender”. The definition below is based on collective information gathered from teens within our rehab and online research. Bender [bend-er] - v. A term [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:06:42+00:00 June 26th, 2015|Drug and Street Terms|0 Comments

Teen talks about willingness to get addiction treatment

A majority of teens suffering from addiction rarely see the damages that using drugs have had on their health, relationships and future. The decision to receive addiction treatment often stems from the adult or guardian in charge making a conscious choice that their teens need professional help to overcome the hold addiction has had on [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:08:10+00:00 May 14th, 2015|Testimonials|0 Comments

Drug Abuse and Homelessness in the USA

  There are nearly two million homeless people in the USA. Many of these people became homeless due to a bad economy, among many other factors. Of these two million people, 36% are families with children. Unfortunately, some people still view the homeless as a stereotype – the filthy, drunk old man begging for change [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:18:22+00:00 January 6th, 2014|Addiction|Comments Off on Drug Abuse and Homelessness in the USA