Admitting you need alcohol treatment is one of the toughest choices you'll face in life. Giving up the feeling of having no care in the world, or leaving the excitement of the party scene can be an intimidating decision that many find it hard, or impossible to make. And if you have a loved one … [Read more...] about Alcohol Treatment: Advice on How to Find It.
Substance abuse affects more than just the addicted. It also takes its toll on the people who love them. The addicted are mired in a vicious cycle where feelings of shame, anxiety, depression and other emotions are drowned out in alcohol or illicit drugs. Those that care about them often … [Read more...] about 3 Tips to Creating an Effective Intervention
Addiction is a problem at any age. However, a younger person’s face is often what people see when asked to think of who is affected most often. The face of addiction – no matter if it involves drugs or alcohol – is usually not an person who experienced the wisdom of the older … [Read more...] about Top Signs Elder Addiction is a Problem
Substance abuse relapse is a life-threatening condition. The importance of recognizing the signs of relapse cannot be understated. Whether you have addiction problems yourself, or you loved one has a history of addiction, it is vital to be able to recognize that a relapse is imminent or already in … [Read more...] about Recognizing the Signs of Deadly Substance Abuse Relapse
The Value of Support to a Recovering Addict According to statistics approximately 23 million people over the age of twelve needed treatment for addiction problems, but many of them never make it to the step of seeking it out. If your loved one has made it as far as to sign up for a rehab treatment, … [Read more...] about How Can I Support a Recovering Addict?
Though Insurance Coverage Varies, Treatment is at Least Partially Covered Addiction is a horrible affliction. It destroys families and drains finances from faster than a bad bet. Such financial turmoil can make recovering from an addiction that much more difficult. But thanks to government … [Read more...] about Your Rehab Is Paid For
Families Have a Role After the Treatment Ends The Alpine Recovery Lodge and places like it are life-changers for people with substance abuse problems. For some, it could be where they experience a their first lasting sobriety in years. Treatment locations provide tools to help those in recovery … [Read more...] about Supporting a Recovery
While the road to full recovery from alcohol addiction is promising, there’s one truth that can take away the joy of hoping for the future—relapse. It is a like a shadow that always follows you, and it can easily get to you if you let it. You can, however, always ignore the shadow and continue with … [Read more...] about When the “Spirits” Call You Back: The Most Common Relapse Triggers