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How to Convince Someone to Go to Rehab

It's tough to watch a loved one deal with addiction. Maybe you've seen a friend or family member lose relationships, their job, or health as a result of their substance abuse. Or maybe you just suspect that your loved one is starting down a negative path with drugs or alcohol, and you want to help [...]

How to Prevent Teen Drug Abuse

When teens experiment with drugs, they put their safety at risk. Various factors can contribute to why a teen might begin using or abusing drugs, including insecurity or a desire for social acceptance. Teenagers are easily influenced during this developmental stage in life and may agree to try drugs or alcohol if they believe it [...]

2018-10-12T11:05:59+00:00 Family & Relationships|

Substance Abuse and Addiction in the Family Unit

It is said that addiction is a family disease, but what does that actually mean? According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, this describes the profound and stressful impact that a family member's substance abuse can have on his or her loved ones. How Does Substance Abuse Impact the Family? Addiction has [...]

2018-04-05T10:32:12+00:00 Family & Relationships|

Five Valuable Engagement Techniques to Help Screen and Treat Substance Abuse Candidates

If you suspect a friend or family member is struggling with substance abuse, talking to them about this issue can be challenging. These five techniques can help engage your loved one in a conversation about the issues they are facing and encourage them to seek treatment. Open the Dialogue on a Positive Note Start the [...]

2018-04-05T10:32:12+00:00 Family & Relationships|

Substance Abuse Prevention For Young Adults

One of the most difficult parts about being a parent is knowing how to prevent one’s child from abusing drugs. Programs like D.A.R.E. have proven to be widely ineffective for a variety of different reasons. For too long, parents have had misconceptions about the proper way to speak to their children about drugs and alcohol. [...]

2017-07-17T11:30:58+00:00 Family & Relationships|

Addiction’s Effect on Marriage

Addiction can affect a marriage in a variety of different ways. Having your spouse fall into the depths of addiction can be very confusing, and it often leaves a person not knowing what to do. It’s extremely difficult to see the person you fell in love with go through a seemingly illogical transformation. The person [...]

2018-04-05T10:32:18+00:00 Family & Relationships|

How Addiction is a Family Disease

Living under the same roof as an alcoholic or addict can cause severe damage. Living in such an environment is much like living in a war-zone. Yelling, screaming, and chaos becomes the norm. In most cases, living in the home becomes a living nightmare for the entire family. Holidays are ruined, families start to face [...]

2018-04-05T10:32:20+00:00 Family & Relationships|

Consistent and Sustained Parental Attitudes About Alcohol

Parents are a child's greatest influence; the example that they set will have a great impact and may dictate some of the choices that their children make through the teenage years into young adulthood. While many parents have different opinions regarding their teenagers’ use of alcohol, new research suggests that parental practices and restrictions can [...]

2018-04-05T10:32:26+00:00 Family & Relationships|