Drugs and alcohol are "intoxicants," consumed to have fun, feel better, and eventually to become intoxicated - high or drunk. Family members are directly affected at many levels by the increased problems that addiction causes. No surprise there. The behavior of the substance user causes the famil... read more
Tags: addiction, alcohol, alcohol and drug abuse, alcohol and drug counseling, Alcohol Use Concerns, blackout, blockout, Chemical Dependence, emotion, family, family illness, family member, intoxicant, intoxicated, intoxicating, recovery, Substance Abuse Treatment, substance use, substance user, Treatment and Recovery
The media reports an argument, and we believe is true, that there needs to be more high quality substance abuse treatment available. There are too few quality programs available to meet the demands substance use has put on society. What is a quality program? How does one differentiate? Why should ... read more
Tags: alcohol, drugs, recovery, substance abuse, substance use disorder
Treatment for alcohol and drug use is a process of several components. Substance use treatment includes building new relationships, experiencing life without use of alcohol and drugs over and extended period and developing life skills to prevent a return to problematic use.
Treatment is moving ... read more
Tags: addict, alcohol, alcohol and drug abuse, chemical dependency, cocaine, crack, drug, Outpatient treatment, prescription drugs, withdrawal