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…

Staying sober means staying engaged, active and encouraged in your recovery. When things are good, it’s easy to ignore your coping skills and tools for recovery. When things are tough, it’s easy to beat yourself up and think there’s no way you can stay clean. You know the first is a bad idea and the…

On This Page: Participants How It Works Signs It’s 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 person’s life was adversely affected enough…

On This Page: Legal Consequences How to Move Forward The birth of a child should be a joyous occasion for women and their loved ones. But when babies are born with drugs in their systems, the anticipation and joy is tempered by serious consequences. Often, these babies have life-threatening health problems and are in need…

The most common form of intervention is when a group of people confront someone in trouble to make a decision. The individual can enroll in a treatment program or face the consequences of not seeking treatment. Often this form of intervention is very persuasive and provides clarity to the individual that needs help. However, this…

By Martha McLaughlin If you’ve been diagnosed with ADHD, you may find that creativity, spontaneity and energy come to you easily. You may also find that you often feel scattered, unorganized or forgetful, which in turn, may leave you feeling foolish, ashamed or altogether inadequate. It’s not unusual for individuals with ADHD to experience these…

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…