According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), more than 23 million adults in the United States have struggled with problematic drug use. For this reason alone, it’s important to understand the underlying causes of addiction, its relationship to other psychiatric … [Read more...] about How Addiction Changes Your Personality
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), more than 19 million American adults (aged 12 and older) struggled with a substance abuse disorder in 2017. Genetics, environmental factors and mental health disorders are all factors that can increase a person’s risk of … [Read more...] about Will I Lose My Job if I Go to Rehab?
Recovering from substance abuse involves much more than just clearing drugs or alcohol from your body. Addiction of any kind is a complex disease involving the brain and body. It creates a compulsory need for something despite its negative consequences. The number of people struggling with … [Read more...] about Art Therapy for Addiction: Why It Helps With Substance Abuse
If you’ve ever taken a walk or gone for a hike in nature, then you know about its healing effects first hand. The fresh air, natural light and sounds work in harmony to bring many people a sense of peace. Reconnecting with nature can also have a powerful and positive effect on symptoms of … [Read more...] about Nature Rehabilitation: How Nature Helps Drug Addiction
No matter how helpless or powerless you feel right now there is hope. Domestic abuse and addiction are some of the worst things that can happen to a person. It is especially distressing when it’s happening to a loved one. The road to helping your loved one that is not only in an abusive … [Read more...] about How to Get Someone Into Rehab That Is in an Abusive Relationship
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, relapse rates for addiction are between 40-60%. These rates are around the same as hypertension or diabetes. This clearly means that it is hard to kick an addiction, yet most addicts think they can stop anytime they want and without any … [Read more...] about Is Rehab Really Necessary? Can I overcome addiction on my own?