Does My Teen Need Addiction Treatment?

Teenagers are both a mystery and a marvel. If you have one, you know this. And simply questioning whether teen addiction treatment is something your family needs can be scary in and of itself.   You remember being a teenage and having so much going on at once. Pressures, desires and fears are coming at…

5 Common Signs of Substance Abuse in a Family Member

5 Signs of Substance Abuse in a Family Member

Living in limbo. That’s where you’re at now—floating around between the not-knowing and the knowing. Perhaps your loved one struggles with substance abuse but perhaps, with fingers-crossed, not.    There’s comfort to be found in the in-between, in the not knowing.    But there’s purpose to be found in discovery. After all, if your family…

Overcoming Addiction: The Role of Family Support

Overcoming Addiction: The Role of Family Support

Overcoming addiction is a tough—but totally doable—goal made all the more possible with supportive companions. Yes, we’re talking about family!    Continued healing and growth are up to the person working through addiction, but no one can do either of those things without the help of others.    Family support plays a huge role in…

woman laying on the couch curious about the Signs of Depression

Signs of Depression

Getting through the day proves tough for people who are suffering from depression. As such, you should be aware of typical signs of depression as they may indicate other underlying or co-occurring mental health conditions. Also, depression affects people of different ages, classes, and racial backgrounds, so everyone must join in the fight against mental…

woman with her head down and hand on her forehead dealing with symptoms of alcohol and depression

Alcohol and Depression

Alcohol has the potential to cause physical dependency, which causes you to experience painful and potentially fatal detox symptoms if you stop drinking. Another complication of abusing alcohol is that it can cause mood changes and aggravate underlying mental health disorders, like depression. Alcohol and depression are often strongly connected because depression can cause you…

woman sitting nervously as she asks therapist what is dual diagnosis

What is Dual Diagnosis?

Each year, 17.5 million Americans struggle with a serious mental health disorder, while another 19.7 million meet the criteria for a substance abuse disorder. Mental health disorders and addiction can both cause disabling and deadly symptoms, especially when left untreated. When you have a mental health disorder, symptoms increase your chances of using and abusing…