As our country and communities continue to confront the impact of addiction and mental health issues, we must take a closer look at the causes, damage, and solutions. Written by our licensed, experienced mental health professionals, our blog explores a wide range of topics around substance abuse, mental health, and the effect on real lives. We invite you to read our most current blog posts below.
Handling workplace addiction has become a critical area for employers as well as human resources departments.
Seeing drugs and alcohol have an impact on an individual’s personality is nothing new. Addiction not only changes personality but also has a significant effect on the victim’s personal and professional relationships, as well as other essential aspects of life.
The human race is a melting pot full of people that are successful, charming, beautiful, or even addicted, who all possess faults.
You may have heard people say being under the influence of drugs or alcohol may indeed make them a better driver or even a funnier or nicer person.
When Kurt Cobain took his life 24 years ago on April 5th there was grief and loss for more than just his fans.
Although addiction is different for everyone, there are some distinctive behaviors that happen when people abuse drugs and alcohol.
For someone to get off drugs and alcohol there is typically a detoxification that the body must go through to be rid of mind-altering substances that can set off withdrawal symptoms.
Saying someone “slipped” is one of the terminologies that people in recovery will use to indicate that someone has relapsed.
Plain and simple – addiction is hard on your body, mind, and soul.
Most of the time when addiction is reported about or brought to a local level, the news stories can be mostly about the crime aspect instead of what addiction really is.
12-Step programs are known for their overtone of acquiring a Higher Power.
Addiction is a deep seeded, progressive and chronic disease. It impacts every aspect of an individual’s life, physically, mentally, emotionally and more.
It’s difficult to define a subjective term like rock bottom because it’s different for everyone, but anyone who is close to addiction knows about this concept.
Do you suspect that your child is abusing drugs and/or alcohol?