functioning alcoholic

6 Telltale Signs of a Functioning Alcoholic

Did you know that alcohol is responsible for over 88,000 deaths in the US each year? It’s easy to spot someone who’s very intoxicated. They may slur their speech, stumble through a room, or become aggressive. But what about someone who drinks a lot and doesn’t display these signs? They might be considered a high…

addicted to opiates

Top 7 Signs Your Loved One is Addicted to Opiates

Opioid addiction is rampant in the US and can happen to almost anyone. Opiates belong to a family of medications called Opioids, a range of strong pain-killing drugs. The opiate branch of this family tree consists of opium derivatives like heroin, morphine, and codeine. All opioids have pleasant, calming side effects and can be seriously…

peer pressure

Top 5 Ways to Help Your Child Resist Peer Pressure

Are your children fast approaching their troublesome teen years? High school is filled with many temptations that you don’t want them falling victim too. Their friends can be very persuasive, that’s why you need to teach them good decision skills. Letting them know you trust them to make these good decisions, learning how to argue…

women's only

Top 3 Benefits of a Women’s Only Drug Treatment Center

Over 20,000 newborn babies were born with signs of withdrawal in 2012. Pregnant mothers tend to avoid treatment because of intense shame and fear of judgment. This could be in part because most treatment centers are designed for men. Studies conducted at Harvard Medical School show gender differences are greatly impacting the success of treatment.…

staying sober

Top 6 Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays

In the US, 1 in 7 adults will experience a substance addiction in their lifetime. Of those, 10% report seeking treatment for a substance abuse problem. If you’re one of those Americans, staying sober is your priority. But that task can be much more difficult during the holidays. Whether you’re new to recovery or you’re…