By Patti Richards Heading back to college is usually be a time of excitement and anticipation. But when addiction has taken over every aspect of life, finding the courage to go back to an environment of partying and performance-enhancing drugs is challenging. For many college students around the country, starting the school year requires much…

The news has never been more saturated with America’s growing drug addiction pandemic. Its root system is not singular but complex, and the devastation of its impact on individuals, families, communities, the legal system and other facets of society can only begin to be measured. What we do know is that addiction is disease in…

  Addiction has an impact on every member of a household, from the oldest members of the family to teens, kids, toddlers, and even infants. 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…

There’s something appealing about a “binge,” about letting go of responsibility and indulging to excess. There’s something appealing about it — until you have to face the consequences. And when it comes to alcohol, a binge has consequences, and lots of them. It can even be deadly for the drinker and for those around him…

On This Page: Preparing for Treatment Reasons Rehab Options A common question many people have when considering rehab is if they will be allowed to have their cell phone (or other devices) with them during treatment. For many, a cell phone may be a piece of comfort from home, but they can also be a…

On This Page: Participants Immediate Goal How Does An Intervention Work? Signs an Intervention is Needed Success Rates If It’s Unsuccessful How Interventions Help There was a time when it was commonly thought that the best way to help an individual with a drug problem was to wait until he hits “rock bottom.” When that…

By Christa Banister Let’s face it: College is chock full of exciting rites of passage. There’s living away from home for the first time, dealing with potentially quirky roommates, balancing your classes, social engagements and finding independence. And then before you know it, it’s spring break, and hello, time to blow off steam on a…

By Christa Banister College is an exciting time in any young person’s life, a snapshot of moments jam-packed with exciting milestones and newfound freedom. Maybe you finally get the pink highlights your parents weren’t so excited about. Your first tattoo. Perhaps, you try Indian food, travel somewhere new for Spring Break or test the merits…

By Cindy Coloma Addiction is a disease of the brain. While this concept is still often questioned and can be difficult to accept, research is proving this fact, as well as the effective treatments and preventative measures based on that research.1 In a recent study by the Associated Press – NORC Center for Public Affairs…

On This Page: 12-Step Sober Living Sober Living Apartments Sober Dorms Halfway Houses Transitional Housing Other Differences Learning More All sober living homes are designed to provide people with a sober environment in which to live. Here, people who have experienced difficulties with substance use and abuse in the past can continue to heal without being subjected…