How To Know if You’re Becoming Alcohol Dependent

Of all the possible methods of addiction in the world, none is more prevalent than alcohol. It is a drug widely available in grocery stores, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. It can legally be purchased at the age of 21 but is usually illegally consumed much younger. Alcohol’s Addictive Qualities Alcohol is considered a depressant. Alcohol…

How Spirituality Treatments Work in Treating Addiction

Spirituality has come to play a significant role in substance abuse treatment. While many may confuse spirituality with religion, the two are fundamentally different. Spirituality involves a search for meaning, an increased state of awareness, and a connection to something bigger than ourselves. In this state of heightened awareness, spirituality can also help an individual…

Talking to Children About Recovery & Addiction

Talking about addiction is still taboo. Because of this, we don’t talk about it enough and, while talking to your children about substance abuse and recovery can be difficult, it’s also essential in today’s world. For this conversation, using age-appropriate language is imperative. How you explain things to a 5-year-old will be different than how…

How Children are Affected by Addicted Parents

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), nearly 12% of children in the United States live with at least one parent who suffers from addiction. Living with a parent who abuses substances can impact a child in multiple ways. Additionally, since approximately 1/3 of adults with substance abuse disorder have a co-occurring…