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: Drug Addiction Facts & Statistics in the US Effective Treatment for Drug Addiction According to studies gathering drug addiction facts and statistics, America’s problem with drugs has only grown with time. The pervasiveness of drug addiction stems from several factors, including alterations in brain chemistry caused by prescription and street drugs alike, increasing availability…

  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…

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…

On This Page: Help from Family & Friends Child Protective Services Explaining Rehab to Children Finding Help Being a single parent is challenging, but when you add in the need for rehab, many parents feel overwhelmed. When it comes to rehab for parents, especially single parents, treatment is often delayed because they feel there is simply…

On This Page: Addiction and Household Functioning Emerging Codependency Taking Over the Addiction Typical Behaviors Codependency and Feminism Making Needed Changes Romantic relationships may begin with roses, chocolates and promises of eternal love and devotion. Couples newly in love may believe that their time together will always be carefree, and that the two will prosper…

Campuses nationwide experience problems with LSD use among students. In fact, the average age many people start using LSD is around 20, putting college-age individuals in the prime risk group for hallucinogen use. Risks Associated with LSD Abuse Although the number of people who abuse LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) today is far less than in…