addiction

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