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How to Talk to a Friend About His Depression

Posted in Help for Friends & Family, Mental Health

Depression affects a person’s thoughts, moods and behaviors, and is a mental health issue that people battle with on a daily basis. Many...

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Why Families of Addicts Should Seek Counseling for Codependency

Posted in Help for Friends & Family, Mental Health

To learn more about why you should seek counseling for codependency, you might want to get a better understanding of the definition of...

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My Child Is in Treatment: Now What?

Posted in Help for Friends & Family

Parents know how important it is to help children grow, flourish, and live an independent life. When your children are heading off to...

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How Perseverance Factors into Helping a Loved One Overcome Addiction

Posted in Help for Friends & Family

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in 2008 estimated that up to 60 percent of recovering addicts have a setback during their first...

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How Do I Know If My Loved One Has Really Changed After Rehab

Posted in Help for Friends & Family, Rehab

Clinical studies suggest that 40% to 60% of recovering addicts relapse in the first year after rehab. The relapse rate epitomizes the...

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A Loved One’s Death and Addiction

Posted in About Addiction, Help for Friends & Family

Few life events can shake a person to the core like the death of a loved one. Whether the loss was sudden or expected, people typically...

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Planning an Intervention for Alcohol Abuse

Posted in Help for Friends & Family

Alcohol abuse is a problem that can reach a crisis level. When alcoholics become a threat to themselves or others, a family may choose to...

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How Can I Get My Boyfriend to Stop Using Prescription Drugs?

Posted in Help for Friends & Family

Prescription drug abuse is a nationwide problem that affects people from every socioeconomic background, ethnicity and age. It is defined...

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Detecting Addiction Problems in Elderly Patients

Posted in Help for Friends & Family, Special Topics

For most medical professionals, it can be easy to identify when one of their patients begins battling with either drug or alcohol...

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How Sharing Your Painkiller Addiction Story Can Help You and Others

Posted in Help for Friends & Family, Help for You

Sharing your painkiller addiction story can help your healing process and can help others take steps towards sobriety. Sharing your...

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I Don’t Know Where My Addicted Loved One Is; How Can I Help?

Posted in Help for Friends & Family

Having an addicted loved one is an atrocious experience to endure, and most friends and family of the addict do not realize how important...

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How Does a Parent’s Addiction Affect Children?

Posted in Help for Friends & Family

Children of addicts may be more likely to try drugs or become addicted as they see their parents use drugs to have fun or deal with stress....

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Find Help Coping with a Loved One’s Addiction

Posted in Featured, Help for Friends & Family

Addiction affects not just the addict, but also the addict’s entire family. When a family faces addiction, it is important to find...

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Should I Stay with My Addicted Spouse?

Posted in Help for Friends & Family

No one ever goes into a relationship expecting an addiction, but sometimes it happens. When people stars abusing drugs or alcohol there is...

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Why Can’t My Loved One Just Stop Gambling?

Posted in Gambling Addiction, Help for Friends & Family

Gambling addiction affects millions of people and is a real problem. Gambling addiction wreaks havoc on a person’s finances and puts...

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