Category Archives: Addiction Help

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  • Skill-Building Activities for Mental Health and Addiction
    March 13, 2019
    “Recovery is non-linear, characterized by continual growth and improved functioning that may involve setbacks.” Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Steps to Recovery Recovery takes time, a community, and will involve many different steps for each person. In recovery, a setback may be inevitable. However, a setback is...
  • How the Outdoors Benefit your Mental Health
    March 1, 2019
    It is important for every person to take care of their mental health, no matter who they are. Most people understand that being outdoors is good for them. When adding an active lifestyle to that, you are taking important steps to improve your physical and mental health. While research...
  • How Water is used in Adventure Therapy
    February 22, 2019
    Water is Essential to Life Leonardo da Vinci said, “Water is the driving force in nature.” Time spent in any type of natural setting can be healing and spending time around water can benefit your physical and mental health in ways of which you may not even be aware....
  • Does Parents’ Emotional Pain Get Adult Children Into a Drug Recovery Plan?
    January 8, 2019
    Parents generally do everything they can to spare their children pain, but what can a parent do when an adult child has developed a substance abuse disorder? For adult children, drug recovery can be an extremely difficult subject to broach and some parents may find it difficult to break...
  • The Dangers of Fentanyl Patch Abuse: Know the Signs
    November 7, 2018
    One of the most widespread problems when it comes to addiction and overdose deaths in America is fentanyl. What is fentanyl? This substance is a synthetic opioid similar to heroin, but capable of producing much more potent effects. A sample of fentanyl could be as much as 100 times...
  • Preventing Suicide in Those Addicted to Drugs and Alcohol
    September 14, 2018
    Did you know that this month is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month? Suicide claims more than 41,000 American lives each year, so now is as good of a time as any to learn the signs of suicidal thoughts in your loved ones and to reach out to them if...
  • Enabling Behaviors in Drug and Alcohol Addiction and Codependency: Image Series
    July 6, 2018
    So many families are often confused on where to draw the line with helping a family member who is struggling with addiction – especially if that person is your child. Parents want to know how to help an addict without enabling… if you are enabling addiction, are you loving...
  • Help for Parents and Loved Ones in Denial About Addiction of Family Members
    June 23, 2018
    Enabling is the act of shielding a loved one who is struggling with addiction from the consequences of his or her substance abuse. Families can enable the addiction without even knowing they are doing so. Many actions that family members or loved ones take with the intention of helping...
  • 6 Ways You’re Enabling Your Loved One’s Addiction
    June 12, 2018
    Substance abuse problems across the United States are rampant. This unfortunate reality affects more than 21 million Americans. Even worse, this widespread pattern of drug abuse has put millions of American families in proximity to a dangerous addiction. The challenges of supporting a family member who struggles with drugs...
  • Is Your Husband Hiding Addiction?
    May 22, 2018
    Wives with husbands who are struggling with addiction often find it difficult to understand why their spouses are attempting to hide their addictions from them. In many cases, a wife believes her husband is intentionally trying to hide his addiction from her with mischievous intentions or to prevent her...