How Enabling Undermines Treatment for Addiction

Positive relationships strengthen sobriety. What matters most is not what kind of support system you have, but that you have one at all, according to Massachusetts General Hospital researchers. On the other hand, relationships that are toxic can do severe…

The Different Types of Problem Drinking

Around the world and throughout history, alcohol has played an important role in gatherings. From significant events such as weddings to minor holidays like Friday night football, drinking usually plays a role in the festivities. People partake to different degrees.…

A Guide to Different Types of Therapy

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), over 13,000 specialized rehab facilities in America provide services for individuals with substance use disorders. Each offers an array of treatment modalities. Clearly, one size does not fit all. For an…

4 Healthy Ways to Unwind

Most addicts will admit that one payoff of drug and alcohol abuse is having an instant way to unwind. For some, a drink or a drug is a fast ticket out of uncomfortable feelings, especially stress. One challenge newly sober…

Why Is Addiction Treatment So Expensive?

Substance abuse costs Americans over $600 billion each year according to reports issued by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). LGBT people who are caught in addiction might be sober to realize how much money they contribute to that…

New Drug-Related Laws in 2015

New U.S. laws governing prescription drugs mainly cover drug safety in 2015. Meanwhile rules governing medical marijuana and control over prescription opioids bring the most changes. Drug Laws Historically few laws were passed by the 113th Congress, which met 2013-2014,…