Addiction has an impact on every member of a household, from the oldest members of the family to infants, toddlers and teens. When someone in your home has a drug or alcohol problem, every generation feels the consequences of chemical dependence, and everyone needs help dealing with these devastating effects. An integrated drug rehab program…

The human body is designed to respond dramatically when something wonderful is taking place. For example, when a waitress brings a smiling toddler a piece of chocolate cake, piled high with melting ice cream, that child’s body might be immersed with the chemicals the brain releases in order to signal pleasure. The child feels warm,…

There’s no way around it: Drug addiction leads to broken relationships and hurts the people you love. When you were under the influence of drugs, you were not the same person. Addiction changes the brain’s chemistry, so you lied and manipulated others to feed your addiction. Now that you are not using drugs and have…

While it’s often during one’s college years that a person really gains a sense of identity, we’ve come to associate the college experience with partying, drinking and doing drugs. In many cases, experimentation with substance abuse is a passing interest, but there are other times when it becomes a coping mechanism and leads to addiction….

Recovery High Schools are increasingly popular around the USA as an effective means of rehabilitating and ensuring the long-term sobriety of teens who have gone through recovery. Drug and alcohol use remains a severe problem among school age children, with the National Institute on Drug Abuse showing that 5.4% of 8th graders, 9.8% of 10th…

Quality nutrition during addiction recovery is essential to healthy living. Because addiction alters the way the brain functions and depletes nutrients from the body, reintroducing healthy eating  habits aids the body’s healing process. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, drugs that resemble the brain’s messenger system send wrong messages to both the brain…

Adults between 18 to 25 years old often struggle with drug addiction and are less likely to finish rehab. Here is a summary of the situation and what can be done about it. Substance abuse among college-aged adults is a serious concern in the United States. Recent statistics show (in a sample of 1,972 people)…

Treating young adults for substance abuse and addiction requires a unique understanding of this age group. The young adult mentality, as well as brain development and a desire to recover are all part of the recovery equation. Lack of life experience significantly impacts a young adult’s beliefs concerning drug use. The brain is not yet…