Can you put someone in rehab against their will?

Edited by Living Sober

Last updated April 24, 2013

It can be agonizing to watch a loved one suffer with a drug or alcohol addiction. The feelings of helplessness can be overwhelming, and you may feel compelled to take charge and get the individual into a rehab treatment program.  The reality is that unless the person is suicidal or is a danger to others Read More

Addiction Needs to Be Treated as a Mental Illness, Says PhD

Edited by Living Sober

Last updated March 27, 2013

In an article for thefix.com, Andrew Tatarsky, PhD, author and founder of the Center for Optimal Living in New York argues that addiction is a mental health disorder and needs to be treated that way.  The current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) defines addictions to alcohol and drugs as psychiatric disorders, while Read More

Has Your Teen Attended a ‘Skittles’ Party?

Edited by Living Sober

Last updated January 23, 2013

With an innocent sounding name but potentially deadly consequences, “Skittles parties” have grown in popularity over the last decade.  So what exactly is a Skittles party?  It goes something like this:  Kids raid parents’/grandparents’ medicine cabinets for drugs like Vicodin, Oxycontin, Tylenol with Codeine and Ritalin and find a place to gather with friends. They Read More

Equine Assisted Therapy is a Powerful Tool in Recovery

Edited by Living Sober

Last updated January 9, 2013

The power of animals to lift our spirits is well-understood. Nothing can melt away the stress of a long day quite like the sight of happy dog wagging its tail or the gentle nuzzle of a beloved cat.  Animals enrich millions of lives every day, but their place isn’t just limited to at-home companionship. Working Read More

How to Find the Right Rehab Treatment Center

Edited by Living Sober

Last updated November 7, 2012

Finding the right place to begin your recovery is important so that you can get all of the support you need for your unique situation. You want to be able to find a rehab treatment center that offers the services you need but also has the staff and doctors that are experts so you can Read More

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