A Glimpse into Binge Eating and its Effects on the Body

What is a binge eating disorder? Binge eating is where the individual frequently eats large amounts of food, and has little or no self control to stop. The individual may also be plagued with emotions such as guilt and shame over eating too much, and might even fall into depression because of it. However, binge […]

Social Trends for Nicotine Use Among Young Adults

Social trends for nicotine use with young adults focuses on habits such as when and where young people buy cigarettes to how a person smokes and where. Social smokers tend to use regularly but not necessarily everyday. Nearly 30 percent likely fall into the category of social smoker. Learn more about the trends of social […]

Remove Yourself from that CoDependent Relationship

It’s a choice, usually a subconscious one, to invest your life and well-being into that of another person. If that other person happens to be a fellow addict—which they often are—you’re not just codependent: you’re co-addicted, too. In addiction recovery, co-addiction is seldom addressed directly. Co-addictions come to light when determining whether or not a […]

How Group Therapy Can Help with Alcohol Addiction

The road to recovery from alcohol addiction is often a personal one, so it’s understandable that you might not want to share your experiences with others. However, regular group therapy sessions have been known to help immensely with those trying to overcome a drinking problem as well as co-occurring disorders like anxiety and depression. Here […]

How Group Therapy Can Help with Alcohol Addiction

The road to recovery from alcohol addiction is often a personal one, so it’s understandable that you might not want to share your experiences with others. However, regular group therapy sessions have been known to help immensely with those trying to overcome a drinking problem as well as co-occurring disorders like anxiety and depression. Here […]

Top Relapse Triggers and How to Avoid Them

When it comes to substance addiction, there are many reasons why people relapse. Even those who have gone through a successful recovery can be vulnerable to setbacks. Being aware of the warning signs can help those who struggle with substance addiction find ways to cope with triggers. Here are some warning signs to look out […]

Top Relapse Triggers and How to Avoid Them

When it comes to substance addiction, there are many reasons why people relapse. Even those who have gone through a successful recovery can be vulnerable to setbacks. Being aware of the warning signs can help those who struggle with substance addiction find ways to cope with triggers. Here are some warning signs to look out […]

What is a Co-Occurring Disorder?

People who have mental health disorders in conjunction with substance addiction are often diagnosed as having a co-occurring disorder — also known as dual diagnosis. Though having a co-occurring disorder can be common for an individual in recovery, it can still present more challenges. So here’s what you should know: COMMON TYPES OF CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS […]

Causes and Risk Factors of Alcoholism

It’s hard watching someone you care about struggle with alcoholism. It’s even more difficult and confusing when you can’t exactly pinpoint when or how they started down this route. Here are a few causes and risk factors of alcohol addiction you may not know. RISK FACTOR 1: HAVING PARENTS WHO ARE ALCOHOLICS Many studies have […]

How Do I know if My College Student Has a Drug Addiction?

Having a child can be both rewarding and a never-ending source of worry. As a parent, you work hard to set them up for success and guide them to make the right choices as they head into adulthood. However, the college years can be very stressful, and unfortunately, its not uncommon for young adults to […]