Our wellness goes beyond the physical form. Whenever we consider our overall well-being, it is important to take a close look at our mental health. Mental health has a bigger impact on our lives than most people understand. It is closely tied to our emotional, social, and psychological well-being, and our thoughts affect how we … Read moreWhat is Mental Health?
Millions of people struggle with addiction, but the number of those who seek treatment is small, according to a report published by the surgeon general. While one in seven people in the United States is at risk of developing a substance use disorder like alcoholism or drug abuse, only one in 10 will ever … Read moreHow Many People Seek Treatment?
In an effort to combat the opioid epidemic that has killed countless Americans, the state of Ohio is suing major pharmaceutical companies across the nation. The state is suing five major opioid manufacturers in the United States that they accuse of profiting from opioids at the expense of thousands of people’s lives. In addition to … Read moreOhio Sues Pharmaceutical Companies
Addiction drives a wedge between addicted individuals and their loved ones that often feels like an impossible obstacle to overcome. Today, it is understood that professional treatment is the most successful way to treat addictions to alcohol and drugs. However, users often persist in their resistance against admitting that they need help. For family members and … Read moreHow to Help an Addict Who Doesn’t Want Help
Detoxification, commonly called detox, is the process of cleansing the body of abusive substances. Detox is the first and most crucial step toward recovery. It can be dangerous, even deadly depending on the substance, BUT only without proper treatment. Choosing which treatment center (and which detox program) to enter into is equally as important as … Read moreHow Long Does Detox Take?
It’s an unfortunate circumstance that your immediate or extended family, someone is a substance abuser. Maybe it’s alcoholism, maybe it’s heroin, maybe it’s prescription pills, maybe it’s marijuana, maybe it’s cocaine, maybe it just began last week, but there are no maybes about this person having a problem. It’s not just affecting this person anymore. … Read moreCoping with a Substance Abusing Family Member
Right around 42 million Americans over eighteen years of age are drinkers. That means there are more alcohol drinkers in the US over 18 than there are people of any age in the country of Poland. Right around 15 million Americans are alcoholics. That’s nearly the entire population of the state of New York. Researchers … Read moreApril 2018: The 31st Annual NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month
You should congratulate yourself on making it this far. It has been a long journey, and whether you have completely beaten your addiction or you are well on your way, you should be proud of your work thus far. It has not been easy, and you have probably had some help, but you are here … Read moreRelapse Prevention Plan | Warning Signs & Coping Skills
If you’re reading this it’s possible you or someone close to you may be suffering from a drug use disorder. If that’s not the case, maybe you’ve seen drug abuse depicted on your television, internet or on magazine covers, especially the National Enquirer, when you’re in line at the grocery store. Regardless of the source … Read moreAddiction Treatment in America
You’re probably aware America is in the middle of a drug crisis. New records for drug overdose deaths have been set every year over the past three. Opioid drugs, especially heroin and prescription pills, are the most fatal. More than 135 Americans die from drug overdoses every single day. Both major political parties have consistently … Read moreTrump Creates Commission to Fight Opioid Crisis