Family Support

How to Tell If Your Family Member Is Abusing Alcohol

Alcoholism is a serious, life-threatening disease that currently affects around 15 million American adults. One of the most difficult parts of alcoholism is watching someone you love suffer at the hands of it, while you stand on the sidelines feeling helpless and alone. The truth […]

How to Tell Someone You Are in Recovery

Entering into recovery for the first time can be overwhelming. You’ll have a lot of new territory to explore. Not only will you be learning how to live a drug and alcohol-free life, but you’ll be learning more about yourself and how you want […]

Ways to Practice Self-Care in Sobriety

Recovery is a lifelong process that involves changing your behaviors and thought patterns. Though you’ll get in the habit of practicing daily, the journey isn’t always easy. And while many treatment programs offer robust aftercare programs, you ultimately hold the success of […]

The Importance of Family Support During Recovery

People struggling to break free of the disease of addiction often feel as if they are facing their challenges alone. However, substance abuse – and recovery – affect friends and families just as much as the individual who has decided to seek treatment. That’s why […]

3 Ways to Support a Loved One in Addiction Recovery

When your family member or close friend decides to enter an addiction recovery program, it can be a challenging and emotional time. Many friends and family members of people who are facing addiction issues fall into negative self-talk, feeling guilty and dwelling on what they […]

Is There a Study Drug Crisis Among U.S. Students?

For a high school or college student struggling to maintain a good GPA, a pill that helps them focus or stay awake for an all-night study session may seem like a magical solution. That’s why the misuse of so-called “study drugs” such as Adderall is […]

5 SUBSTANCE-FREE WAYS TO MANAGE STRESS & ANXIETY

Stress is inevitable. It might be something you deal with infrequently or seemingly all the time, but it’s how you respond to stress that can have a huge impact on your health and happiness. For example, self-medicating stress with drugs or alcohol is unhealthy and […]

HOW TO WELCOME BACK A CO-WORKER WHO IS IN RECOVERY

Substance use in the workplace is nothing new. According to a 2013 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Association study, of the 22.4 million illicit drug users ages 18 and older, nearly 70% were employed either full- or part-time.

Welcoming back a co-worker who has taken a leave […]

HOW TO TALK TO YOUR LOVED ONE ABOUT THEIR ADDICTION

If you have a loved one who is struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, you likely know how difficult it can be to confront them about it. Perhaps you’ve tried having a conversation in the past that was met with avoidance, anger, guilt or other […]

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