Archive for Addiction

How to Help Someone Dealing With Addiction

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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...

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What Is the Opioid Crisis?

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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...

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What Is Substance Addiction?

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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...

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Is Addiction Genetic?

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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...

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What Is a High-Functioning Alcoholic?

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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...

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