What Your Loved One Can Expect to Experience During Detox From Painkillers

Painkiller Detox - What to expect

Painkiller addiction continues to grow in the United States. The National Institute on Drug Abuse makes this very clear, noting that every day in the United States, 130 people die from an overdose of opioids, the most common type of over-prescribed and abused painkiller. This includes users of heroin, prescription painkillers and synthetics such as fentanyl. If your loved one is addicted… Read More

How Addiction Can Affect Child Custody Rights

Concerned about child custody when seeking addiction help

Addiction doesn’t discriminate. Anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, religion or any other qualifier, can fall victim to a substance use disorder. And that, of course, includes parents. Balancing parenting and addiction isn’t an easy battle, especially for those who started drinking casually or took narcotic pain medication for a legitimate reason, only to end up at the… Read More

How to Know if Your Child Needs Mental Health Rehab: Things to Look For

Mental Health Rehab for Children

Children’s mental health disorders occur when there is a significant change in the way a child behaves, learns or handles their emotions. This often leads to distress of some type, creating difficulty in day-to-day tasks. Behavior disorders, anxiety and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) are the most common, though others can occur, including depression and bipolar disorder. How Common Are… Read More

4 Common Worries About Sending Your Loved One to Rehab

What are the common concerns about sending loved ones to rehab

As a friend or loved one of an addict, it’s natural to be worried. What’s going to happen to them? What can you do to help a person you care about when they’re going through something like this? Addiction can completely change a person, and sometimes you have to accept that you can’t be fully responsible for their… Read More

10 Revealing Signs That Your Loved One May Have a Sex Addiction

The signs that your loved one may have a sex addiction

According to pop culture, addiction is largely limited to drugs and alcohol. However, this actually isn’t the whole truth. Virtually any pleasurable activity can become the subject of an addiction, and that extends to sex. And, like other forms of addiction, getting help is highly recommended to tame symptoms and minimize the likelihood of consequences to normal life,… Read More

On Eggshells: How to Treat a Loved One in Recovery

Walking on eggshells - what to do when a loved one is in recovery

The day you’ve been hoping for is finally here: Your loved one has made the decision to go to rehabilitation. After months or even years of begging, pleading and staging interventions, the message has hit home and getting help is the only step left. Despite the initial feelings of elation triggered when a friend or loved one with… Read More

Overcoming Denial: When an Addicted Loved One Doesn’t Want Help

How to help a loved one overcome denial - When an addicted loved one doesn't want life

When your loved one is among the 23.5 million Americans addicted to drugs or alcohol, it’s only natural to want to help them. However, promoting treatment is rarely as easy as telling someone they need help. In the depths of addiction, denial is very strong, and it’s not uncommon for those in the midst to become angry, aggressive or standoffish… Read More

Baby Blues: Supporting a Spouse Through Post-Partum Depression

How to support a spouse through post-partum depression

Postpartum depression, or the ‘baby blues’, is a condition that can impact the way a mother feels and handles stress in the months after giving birth. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 1 in every 10 women experience the signs of depression overall, but 1 in 9 women experience postpartum depression symptoms. Depression makes dealing with daily… Read More