How to Deal With a Loved One’s Addiction

Watching a loved one struggle with addiction can be heartbreaking, terrifying and infuriating. I’ve been there. It’s one of the reasons I chose to work in addiction and mental health treatment. If you’re not sure how to deal with a loved one’s addiction, here are a few suggestions: Don’t Enable Enabling is very common with…

Top 5 Rehab Blogs to Check Out

If you’ve been looking for a rehab blog for guidance and insight, there are a number of outstanding options that might be worth your while. The virtual recovery community is extensive and deeply committed to sharing its collective wisdom, and you should have no trouble finding bloggers who you can relate to and who offer…

When Do Teenagers on Average Start Abusing Drugs?

Across the U.S., significant numbers of teenagers abuse an illicit/illegal drug or a prescription medication. By the time they reach age 13, a substantial percentage of adolescents have already begun to consume drugs at least occasionally. Teen drug abuse facts reported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse show that the risks for involvement continue…

Ecstasy Addiction in Teens

Ecstasy addiction is a serious and dangerous problem, especially for American teens. In 2016, 1.7% of 8th-graders, 2.8% of 10th-graders and 4.9% of 12th-graders reported using ecstasy, also known as MDMA. To prevent ecstasy addiction in teens, know the warning signs and risk factors.