Alcohol Use Disorder is not a medical term. Yet, many medical professionals use the term to describe the spectrum of alcoholism. On one end of the spectrum are people who have lost their homes and family because they want alcohol more than anything else in their lives. On the other end of the spectrum [...]
It’s important that when it’s time for you or a loved one to seek treatment for an alcohol or substance abuse disorder, that you find an accredited program that supports both the individual and family members in the treatment process. Family members play an important part in the recovery process as they can provide integral [...]
Observing National Recovery Month September is National Recovery Month, which observes and celebrates the successes and gains made by those in recovery. There are many ways to learn more, educate, help, and celebrate during the month. For example, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) holds a webinar each week during the month that [...]
Download a Free Helpsheet provided by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) about Talking to Your Kids About Alcohol and Other Drugs.
How to Stop Gambling and Reign Control of Your Life In addition to substance use as an addiction, problem gambling is also an addiction. For most of us, gambling is a casual and harmless pastime. It has about the same impact on our day-to-day lives as participating in a weekly bowling league or holding season [...]
Recovery Options For Drug And Alcohol Abuse Despite the awareness campaigns on the dangers of drugs and alcohol, substance abuse is a common and increasingly growing problem in the U.S. that claims the lives of users every day. Often it seems as though every week there is a new drug that people are quickly becoming [...]