Is Alcoholism Hereditary?

Alcoholism can affect any person of any gender, age, and socioeconomic status, but is alcoholism hereditary? The answer is yes and no. Those who have a history of alcoholism in their family are more predisposed to alcoholism themselves. There is research that shows genetics are responsible for approximately half of the risk for alcohol dependency Read More

Being an Agent of Change: How to Support a Loved One Living With OCD

Do you have a loved one who is living with OCD? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a disease that affects millions of people throughout the world. Here in America, over 2.2 million adults alone have been diagnosed with a form of OCD. While there are various categories and degrees of OCD, the disorder does have the potential Read More

9 Things You Can Do to Support a Loved One With Bipolar Disorder

In America, about 5.7 million adults struggle with bipolar disorder.  Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that can be difficult to manage, especially if it’s untreated.  Does your loved one suffer from bipolar disorder? Learn how to help someone with bipolar disorder and provide the support they need. 1. Learn About Bipolar One of the Read More

How to Support Your Loved One After Rehab

There are many phases in recovery, but returning from a substance abuse treatment program will likely be one of the most difficult steps for people in recovery. They’re still unsure of themselves and about what the future will hold. Returning to familiar environments may also be triggering as it reminds them of their addiction.  It’s likely Read More

Family Picture is Meaningful During Recovery Month

What’s been remarkable about National Recovery Month this year is the scale of participation: over 300 national, state and local government and non-profit groups, according to the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP). The appeal of the 2017 theme, “Strengthen Family and Communities,” is certainly strong. The courageousness families display during a loved one’s Read More