Understanding Relapse

Understanding Relapse

What is Relapse? Relapse is an addict’s return to addictive behavior after a period of abstinence. This occurs because repeated drug use is known to cause changes in the brain that affect a person’s ability to resist cravings and exercise self-control. As a hallmark...
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...
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...