What is an Intervention?

An intervention is a necessary step in the recovery process. With a room full of loved ones and an assurance of a safe environment, interventions are a great way to air grievances, define problems and talk about solutions and next…

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How to Stop Enabling Addiction

When someone you love is an addict, the natural reaction is to try to help him or her. Honestly, however, many families and loved ones enable an addict, rather than help them. A great way to differentiate the two is…

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The Three C’s of Dealing with an Addict

One of the most difficult challenges for any person struggling with the issue of a loved one in the grips of an addiction problem is connecting with that individual, and staying connected in a positive way that can help to…

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A Cry for Help? Recognize the Signs

Alcoholism and addiction have both similar and unique signs and symptoms, some more obvious than others. Certain risk factors may also increase your likelihood of substance dependency. Do you know the signs? Signs of Alcoholism Temporary memory loss known as…

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Maintaining Sobriety: Strategies for Success

Sobriety isn’t always a “once-and-done” achievement. Even long term success can have its pitfalls. In order to stay motivated and committed to yourself and your goals, it pays to have strategies for the long term in mind.  Here are a…

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Learning to Love Without Enabling

When someone you love has a drug or alcohol addiction, your first natural reaction is to love and support them.  Unfortunately, this can inadvertently lead to enabling the very destructive behavior that has led them down this path.  From calling…

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What is Rock Bottom?

“Hitting rock bottom” – This is a phrase you have probably heard before, but have you ever thought about it and how hitting rock bottom with a drug or alcohol addiction can sometimes be what it takes to decide that…

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What is Dual-Diagnosis Treatment?

Struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol is difficult enough on its own. However, for some patients, addiction is accompanied by other issues as well. This creates a situation called, “dual diagnosis”. While nearly any emotional or psychiatric condition…

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