Struggling with an addiction to alcohol or other drugs is a difficult and exhausting road, but finding an inpatient drug rehab shouldn’t be. There are more than 15,000 treatment centers in the United States to choose from, but how do you decide which one is best for you?
“Go to meetings.” It’s probably the first and most-often repeated advice given to people entering recovery for alcohol addiction, meetings (Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, or any of the other 12-step self-help meetings appropriate for your situation). But is there a difference between online Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and face-to-face meetings? What are the pros and cons…Details
The college years are often referred to as the best four years of your life, but did you know that 70% of college students report inadequate sleep? Especially when starting college, teenage insomnia is a problem for many students. It is difficult to adjust to a new environment and the lack of structure when you’re…Details
Nearly 8 million youths between the ages of 12 and 20 reported in 2015 that they’d had a drink in the last 30 days, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. With such large numbers of young people using alcohol, it raises the question of the health impacts on these still-developing teenagers.…Details
Like the song says, breaking up is hard to do. A breakup can be even harder when you’re leaving a relationship because your partner can’t shake off the long shadow cast by past addiction. If you are dating an addict, or married to one who is still caught up in a relapse cycle, it can…Details
You received a phone call from your teenager’s nurse about drug testing in school. Your heart sinks as you wait for her to explain that your child has tested positive for drugs. You want to explode with emotion, but before you react to your teen, take a moment to consider the best plan of action…Details
Isolation is extremely common in active addiction. People may turn to substances because they are lonely and have difficulty relating to others. As the disease of addiction progresses, the addict may have a very hard time interacting with other people, which leads to more isolation and loneliness. The compulsion to use alcohol or other drugs…Details
In August 2016, the Drug Enforcement Administration declared its intention to classify chemicals contained in kratom, a drug with effects similar to oxycodone and other opiates, as Schedule I substances. After protests broke out in front of the White House and Congress pushed back, the DEA announced its reconsideration of the ban in early October.…Details
Peer pressure and “fitting in” are two of the top reasons many adolescents make the choice to experiment with drugs. Drug abuse among teens is a problem in communities and homes. In a recent study, 35% of high school seniors said that they had consumed alcohol in the previous month while 21% had smoked marijuana…Details
The senior year of high school is often a time of excitement for teenagers as they look forward to the beginning of their adult lives. It can also be a time of anxiety and stress as they step out into the world as independent people.