It’s hard to live up to the ideal of the idyllic family holiday atmosphere, especially for individuals and families who deal with substance dependence or addiction. How to survive? No pressure! Just read these 5 steps to help you choose your experiences during the holidays.
Yes! Addiction is more than the substances someone uses. It’s a disease centered in our thinking and our actions. More on why pot smokers can benefit from rehab here.
What to do when you find that first needle, crack pipe, bag of cocaine or stash of pills? The WAY in which you help can change everything. Learn how to cope with the situation by making an assessment. Guidelines here.
Is total abstinence too extreme? Is moderation a viable option in addiction treatment? We review here.
Can or should you stop using meth cold turkey? No, stopping methamphetamine without any help or formal treatment plan IS NOT ADVISED. More here.
In the U.S., cocaine is legally a narcotic. Medically, it is not. More on the classification of cocaine under the Controlled Substances Act here.
Do you suspect that someone you know is addicted to marijuana? Do you perhaps think that you are becoming an addict yourself? How can you know for sure?
Becoming vulnerable is an important aspect of addiction treatment. How do you begin to be honest with yourself? Tips here.
Why do people continue smoking when they know that health consequences can only go downhill? 1. Nicotine addiction 2. Acceptance of subconscious messages 3. Internal justifications We review more here.
The NUMBER ONE key to preventing relapse is honesty. More on what family members and addicts themselves can do to prevent relapse here.