Is Alcoholism Hereditary?

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated January 18, 2020

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

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

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated May 24, 2019

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

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated May 18, 2019

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

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated September 15, 2017

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

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