Understanding the High Functioning Alcoholic: 5 Signs That Might Surprise You

When most people think of an alcoholic, they imagine a homeless man, hanging out in front of a liquor store with a brown paper bag wrapped around a bottle of alcohol. He may be begging for money to get his next bottle. Maybe they imagine a woman who has lost her job, her family and …

Life After Addiction: 5 Important Tips to Stay Clean and Create a Fulfilling Life

Have you recently completed a stay in rehab? Maybe you decided to get clean and sober on your own. Whatever the case may be, life after addiction can be scary.  Let’s face it: there was a lot of damage done while you were actively using. Now, you want to fix …

1 Year or 1 Month: How to Help Your Loved Ones Celebrate Sobriety Milestones

Maintaining sobriety isn’t always easy. In fact, some people just can’t do it for long periods of time. When you have a person in your life that has been sober for a year, it really is worth celebrating! How can you do that in a way that is respectful and caring? …

How to Help a Recovering Addict Stay Sober After Treatment

Substance addiction, whether it’s drug-, chemical- or alcohol-related, can have devastating consequences on an individual and their family and friends. If your loved one has gone through the important step of acceptance, sought help and has begun their recovery, then they’re on track to leading a healthy, happy life once …

Understanding the Impact Your Addiction Has on Your Children

Did you know? Though addiction is a personal struggle, it also affects the loved ones of addicts in profound ways. Children are your closest family members. Therefore, even though you may try to minimize the impact of your illness on them, they’re the people who absorb it the most. Nearly …

Mental Health Crisis Intervention: When to Call and What to Expect

Are you worried that someone in your family might need a mental health crisis intervention? If so, you’re not alone. Although a mental health crisis can affect anyone of any age, consider some shocking statistics about young adults: Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for ages 12-24. Every day …