a woman feeling distressed and thinking about substance abuse and the impact on family

Substance Abuse and the Impact on the Family System

The National Survey on Drug Abuse and Health shows that over 23.5 million Americans suffer from a substance use disorder. Addiction naturally has the largest impact on the addict. It’s important to consider the widespread effects of addiction on the people surrounding the addict.  Substance abuse has a significant impact on families, both as individuals…

Doctor explaining detox for addiction to patient

Here Are 4 Reasons to Choose Detox for Addiction

People are resilient when given the tools to become successful. The same can be said about detox for addiction. When a parent steps back, watches their kids and lets them go, they are experiencing a unique fullness of seeing them grow away from them. Detox for addiction is much the same in the ‘you can…

therapist helping client dealing with grief during the holidays

Learn How to Deal with Grief Before, During, and After the Holidays

Going to see family around the holidays can bring out the most challenging emotions for people. It is a great time of celebration, but it is also challenging in many ways. Thanksgiving,  Christmas, and New Years can be daunting to face when sober. That first holiday sober can be especially difficult, especially if others may…

surgeon and doctor walking while discussing pain management of patient with opioid addiction

Understanding Pain Management May Help Curb Opioid  Addiction

 The opioid crisis has been spiraling out of control for some time. Pain management is a real challenge for some people who cannot find measures that work. They turn to addictive substances in order to curb their pain, alongside opioid addiction, and end up feeling worse off than before. Once people understand pain management, they…