Addiction is an all too common condition that millions of United States residents face at some point in their lives. If you or a loved one is living with a drug abuse problem, consider finding help from an experienced addiction recovery center. You don’t have to continue to feel ashamed, isolated, or hopeless because of…Details
Texas leads the nation in the number of people who die each year in alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents. This is due, in part, to the state’s unusually large population, but other factors also play a role. Let’s look at the statistics of drunk driving and see which Texas cities have the most fatal drunk driving…Details
Having a child with an addiction is one of the most painful situations any parent can face. Most mothers and fathers are at a loss for how to deal with a drug addicted son or how to deal with a drug addicted daughter. Whether your child is a teen, young adult or a grown-up, addiction…Details
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…Details
An estimated 40 to 60% of people with addiction relapse, but author and clinician Shawn Leadem, LCSW, CSAT, CMAT, has a message of hope: “Relapse doesn’t have to be part of your story.”
During April 2018, Houston police arrested 36 drivers on felony alcohol charges. Although most of these felony cases were the result of a third driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge, 14 people were arrested on a charge of DWI with a child passenger and two were arrested on a charge of intoxicated manslaughter.1
In the field of substance abuse treatment, binge drinking presents some special challenges. Binge drinking is confined to heavy drinking in specific episodes, and when those episodes are not frequent it would be wrong to assume they represent “alcoholism” in a medical sense. But there is a certain tipping point with binge drinking where it…Details
For thousands of years, inhabitants of South America have chewed or brewed coca leaves in tea for increased energy and alertness. German chemist Albert Niemann isolated the active ingredient from the leaves in 1859 and published his findings the following year, calling it cocaine. By the 1880s, cocaine was used in numerous medicines in the…Details
“Remember that just because you hit bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there.” ~ Robert Downey Jr.
Underage drinking is a widespread phenomenon that leads to thousands of deaths and tens of thousands of injuries in the U.S. each year. For these and other reasons, public health officials place a heavy emphasis on decreasing the number of Americans below the age of 21 who consume alcohol.