Warning Signs Of Addiction

Addiction is a thief of joy. Teenagers are sometimes more susceptible to trying drugs and alcohol because of their age, surroundings, and influences. As parents and caregivers, it’s important to keep an eye on some signs that your child may be addicted or on their way to being addicted to substances. Here are some warning … Read more

Rebuilding Trust

Rebuilding trust in relationships is a simple process, but not an easy one. Someone suffering from an addiction or uncontrollable behavior must build that trust from the very bottom and work their way up to the top. Think of rebuilding trust as a house. This house needs a foundation, floors, walls, and a roof. Think … Read more

Dealing with Peer Pressure

Teen Resisting Peer Pressure

It’s inevitable that your teen will probably face peer pressure at some point in their life. When this happens, they’ll be much more confident resisting if you provide them with the advice and tools they need to say no and walk away. Peer pressure isn’t always the reason for someone’s addiction, but it can be … Read more

Why It’s Important to Not Get Discouraged

Discouraged parent

Watching your teen struggle with addiction can be one of the hardest experiences a parent can have. Whether your teen is in the midst of their addiction, going through rehab, or relapsing, it can be easy to get discouraged. This isn’t the time to be discouraged though. Instead, maintaining positivity, although difficult, is one of … Read more

Drug Abuse and Mental Health

Teen talking to a therapist

Addiction is hard enough to deal with on its own. Adding another mental health issue to the mix just makes things more complicated. Addiction in and of itself is a mental health disorder, but it’s closely linked to other Currently, both pharmacological and psychotherapy have proven efficacy in the treatment of anxiety disorders. And in … Read more

Ways to Prevent a Relapse

Teenager reading book

How to Prevent Relapsing For an addict, the battle against addiction continues long after rehab. An addict is always in danger of relapsing. In fact, many addicts who go to rehab are going because of a relapse. Sometimes, a person will have to go through rehab several times. This can be frustrating if your loved … Read more

When Should You Stage an Intervention?

Family having an intervention

Is It Time for an Intervention? Sometimes, a loved one struggling with addiction doesn’t know how badly they’re hurting the people around them. They probably don’t even realize how destructive the habit is to their own life. Unfortunately, it’s extremely difficult for an addict to get better if they don’t want to get better. But … Read more