Substance abuse affects the lives of millions of people globally causing an array of consequences and damages ranging from health problems to financial ruin and even death. Recovering from a substance abuse disorder such as alcoholism or prescription drug addiction can be challenging, but the alternative– living a life of addiction– can be deadly.
If you or someone you know is addicted to drugs or alcohol, recognizing the problem is just the first milestone of many you will achieve along your journey to recovery. Understandably, you may have many questions and concerns about treatment: How much will it cost? How long will it take? Where will I go for help? Who should I call? We have the answers and can assist you in getting the help that you need.
When a parent participates in substance abuse, it can be very harmful not only to themselves but to their children as well. For younger children, it can be a very confusing and frightening time for them, especially if they do not know what is causing their parent to act the way they do but for ….
Poverty, it affects millions of people worldwide causing disarray and an number of inequalities financially, but what about socially, economically, and more importantly—with health and the decision to use drugs? Does poverty increase substance abuse? Does poverty cause substance abuse? Can someone in poverty who is abusing substances get help? These are all viable questions—and ….
The best thing that you can do when you are grappling with a substance use disorder is seek out treatment. Structured, professional treatment will provide you with support, direction, and purpose. You can dedicate all of your energy into taking the small steps down the road to recovery. For help finding treatment that’s right for ….
It is not at all uncommon for substance abusers to believe that their addictions do not hurt anyone but themselves. Many may even admit to the damage that their substance abuse has caused to friends and family. However, what many of them do not consider is just how far reaching the damage can be. It ….