How to Help Someone Dealing With Addiction
Knowing someone who has an addiction is not uncommon, but knowing the best way to help a loved one with an addiction can be confusing and even scary. When someone has an addiction, it can affect every aspect of their lives as well as the lives of their loved ones. You will inevitably be concerned […]Read More
What Is the Opioid Crisis?
The news is full of stories about how more and more people are becoming addicted to opioids each year, but just what is the opioid crisis? Why is it such a big deal? And how did the opioid epidemic start at all? Knowing the who, what, when and why of this crisis is the first […]Read More
What Is Substance Addiction?
Substance Addiction — these two words describe a life ensnared by a horrifying disease. What begins as curiosity or perhaps a coping mechanism to deal with life’s troubles can quickly escalate to a disorder where you return to drugs or alcohol over and over again. Even when the substance hurts you and your closest relationships, […]Read More
Is Addiction Genetic?
Yes — addiction has a genetic component. In fact, at least half of the factors that make people prone to addiction appear to be linked to genetics. Yet addiction is a complex disorder, which makes the truth more complicated. The exact circumstances that lead to developing a Substance Addiction vary from person to person. Besides genetics, social […]Read More
What Is a High-Functioning Alcoholic?
Alcohol is an accepted part of our culture. From wine clubs to craft breweries to brunch with mimosas, everywhere you turn, there are tons of opportunities to drink without anyone blinking an eye or raising an eyebrow. Maybe that’s why it’s so easy for some alcoholics to hide in plain sight. High-functioning alcoholics are those […]Read More