There’s nothing scarier than confessing to your parents that you have a problem with addiction to drugs and alcohol, that you need to find help through a medically supervised alcohol detox program and drug detox facility, and that you desperately need them to support you instead of angry with you. Parents want to see ... Read More
Help for You
Mental health and substance abuse issues are not rare, yet there is a stigma in admitting you need help. Seeking treating can be the turning point you need to live a better life. These articles explore the struggles addicts and those suffering from mental health conditions likely face or will be facing as you seek a better life. Here you’ll also find guidance as you find treatment, navigate early recovery and begin your new life.
Taking time off for rehab can be scary - putting your life on hold, stepping away from the familiar routines of home and work life. The latter is a particularly common concern - how can I take the time I need to deal with my addiction without damaging my professional life? It is important to remember that your health ... Read More
You've started with the best of intentions, you've gone through recovery, and then it happens. A bad day, a breakup, a trigger, or just falling back on old habits, and suddenly you're using again. Why does this happen and what can you do about it? Slips and Relapses A slip is a short-term return to previous behavior. ... Read More
Have you ever heard the expression "better the devil you know than the devil you don't"? It's an old saying about resisting change. Oftentimes we know our current situation is toxic but we are terrified that change may bring something worse. I think that's one of the things that keeps may people from making that ... Read More
The first step in getting help for your addiction is to bring your parents on board. It can be a scary and difficult concept, but it is necessary and beneficial in the long run. Parents are your protector and will want to help you. Reaching out for assistance with an addiction to substances like opiates, heroin, Xanax, ... Read More
Xanax has been shown to be an effective drug for the treatment of panic attacks, anxiety, depression, chemotherapy-related nausea and many other ailments. Although the vast majority of people who use it for medical reasons do not become addicted, there are still people who do. If you think you're addicted, you ... Read More