Warning Signs of Teen Drug Abuse

Warning Signs of Teen Drug Abuse

There is a serious crisis in the US of teenagers abusing drugs. Did you know that as of 2015, “almost 50% of high school seniors have abused a drug of some kind?” The statistics are staggering. For these families, finding out that their teens are using and abusing...
The Six Family Roles in Addiction

The Six Family Roles in Addiction

Substance abuse doesn’t just affect the person who is addicted, but their entire family and circle of friends. Besides the genetic or environmental factors that contribute to the cycle of addiction, living with someone who abuses drugs (and even alcohol), can greatly...
For Families Dealing with Addiction

For Families Dealing with Addiction

“According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2017.” It can be a stressful and confusing time dealing and living with a loved one in the grips of addiction, but...
The Five Stages of Addiction

The Five Stages of Addiction

Addiction is one of the most common mental illness in the United States. In 2017, nearly 20 million people in the US over the age of 12 were caught in the grips of addiction to alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs. Drug abuse can be deadly. It is a difficult topic to...