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…

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 Research, 53 percent…

In the addiction recovery process, a relapse to drug use or abuse isn’t a failure. It doesn’t mean that treatment isn’t working or that the person has a hopeless case of addiction that can never be addressed. It does mean that the current addiction treatment program might not be providing the person with the targeted help…

On This Page: Origins Risks Finding Help Origins Synthetic drugs differ from organic ones in that they are produced via chemical synthesis. Synthetic drugs are designed to mimic organic botanical compounds, but they often contain highly processed chemicals. The body has difficulty recognizing synthetic drugs, which makes them harder to process and metabolize. For this…

On This Page: 12-Step Sober Living Sober Living Apartments Sober Dorms Re-entry Sober Programs Transitional Housing Sober Living Learning More Sober living homes are designed to provide people in recovery with a sober environment in which to live. Within a sober living home, people who have experienced difficulties with substance use and abuse in the…