7 Emotional Addictions that Often Precede Chemical Addictions

One in seven people in the United States will suffer from some type of drug addiction in their lives. There are many circumstances that can lead to addiction, but none are more powerful than human emotions. Emotions are basically human responses that are an interpretation of an individual’s environment. In short, this is basically how Read More

What Is an Intervention and How Can You Plan a Successful One?

Asking what is an intervention can result in some pretty superficial answers. Some think of interventions as isolated confrontations bent on changing the destructive behavior of a loved one. While there’s some truth in the intent, it doesn’t paint a complete picture of what makes interventions effective. In the following article, we’re going to shed some 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

Pharmaceuticals in the Water Supply a Growing Problem

Prescription drugs like antidepressants, painkillers and anti-anxiety medications are increasingly showing up in our water supply. The drugs end up there through our excrement or from simply flushing pills down the toilet.  It’s no surprise that traces of these drugs are found in the water supply, considering that doctors are doling out hundreds of millions Read More