By Wesley Gallagher Children of individuals with addiction often struggle silently, as they learn to adapt to the everyday reality of having a parent who is addicted. They may seem like they are coping well – they might even seem to have things surprisingly together, despite their circumstances – but the reality is that children…

In this episode of the Recovery Unscripted podcast, we hear from Dr. Andrew Finch, one of the country’s foremost authorities on integrating education and recovery support in an academic setting. Currently a professor of counseling at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, he’s also leading the first large-scale research studies on the effectiveness of recovery schools and…

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…

Sexual harassment is a serious situation. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), it is against the law to harass a person because of that person’s sex. Harassment is further defined as including any or all of the following: Unwelcome sexual advances Requests for sexual favors Verbal or physical harassment of a sexual…

Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is a well-known street drug that people misuse for its mind-altering effects. Also known as “acid,” LSD is an illegal and uncontrolled substance, and it is rarely measured properly or distributed without toxic additives. LSD is a highly unpredictable drug. People who use it never know how their body will react…