June 4, 2019

5 Underlying Reasons for Addiction

What Are 5 Underlying Reasons for Addiction? Addiction always stems from a root cause, also known as one of the reasons for addiction. It is extremely important to treat both the root cause of the addiction in addition to the physical addiction itself. Staying sober involves much more than just detoxing from drugs or alcohol […]

Abuse, Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Anxiety, Children, Depression, Depression Treatment, Drug Treatment, LGBT, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Painkiller, PTSD, Substance Abuse, Teenagers
May 29, 2019

How To Tell If I Am Enabling

Am I Enabling? Watching a loved one struggle with addiction can be one of the hardest things someone can experience. This is especially true for close family members, like children or parents. People who are suffering from addiction can become very manipulative in order to continue their substance abuse. The person who is at the […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Children, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Parenting, Relationships, Substance Abuse
September 30, 2014

Struggling with Substance Abuse or Addiction during Pregnancy

Struggling with Substance Abuse or Addiction during Pregnancy Friends of mine who are mothers and addicts in recovery say that one of the most horrifying experiences of their lives was using during pregnancy. They knew what they were doing might hurt their unborn children, but they could not stop. Addicts are who and what they […]

Abuse, Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Children, Cocaine, Drinking, Drug Treatment, Heroin, Marijuana, Medical, Painkiller, Parenting, Smoking, Weed, Women
September 17, 2014

Overcoming Addiction through Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

Overcoming Addiction through Mindfulness and Psychotherapy It’s not just the drugs you take, but what you experience too that can rewire your brain, causing your brain to crave an experience in the same way it can be taught to crave a drug. These ‘non-substance’ addictions are called process disorders and they can be very difficult […]

Abuse, Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, ADHD, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Children, Current Events, Depression, Drug Treatment, Exercise, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Holistic Treatment Protocols, Marijuana, Medical, Meditation, Painkiller, Parenting, Relationships
August 7, 2014

Tragic Reality of Substance Abuse in South Africa

Tragic Reality of Substance Abuse in South Africa South Africa, a giant in the global drug trade, is at breaking point with the number of child addicts reaching an all-time high. Research has found that substance abuse in South Africa is double that of the global average and ranked in the top 10 countries concerning […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Children, Cocaine, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Heroin, Homeless, Substance Abuse, Teenagers
August 6, 2014

PTSD and the Children of Veterans

PTSD and the Children of Veterans  PTSD not only affects veterans, but the families of veterans also can feel its “aftershocks” and suffer. Children first must cope with the stress of a military parent’s deployment, then a prolonged absence, and finally with their return. Studies of returning service members and veterans have found the following […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Children, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Marijuana, Painkiller, Substance Abuse, Veterans, Weed
July 18, 2014

Children Using Marijuana Rising in UK

Children Using Marijuana Rising in UK The UK has one of the highest rates of cannabis use in the world. The number of children receiving treatment for addiction to marijuana has hit a record high, with one expert warning that the age young people try the drug for the first time has fallen. Studies have […]

Abuse, Children, Current Events, Depression, Doctor, Drug Treatment, Marijuana, Substance Abuse, Teenagers, Uncategorized
July 14, 2014

Trauma and Poverty Effects on Children

Trauma and Poverty Effects on Children One of the causal factors for developing addiction can be childhood trauma, abuse, or untreated mental health issues. To help children, 70 of the 2,116 schools in Los Angeles County have worked out deals with government-funded mental health providers to provide more counselors in their schools, according to Robert […]

Abuse, Anxiety, Behavioral Addictions, Children, Current Events, Depression, Parenting, Teenagers
May 26, 2014

Epileptic Children Treated Using Marijuana’s Active Ingredient: Can It Help?

Epileptic Children Treated Using Marijuana’s Active Ingredient: Can It Help? Could the active ingredients in marijuana help children with severe epilepsy? According to the newest reports, the answer may be yes. Usually, I am not in favor of clinical trials using marijuana for children, because we know very well that marijuana impairs the brain’s development. […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Behavioral Addictions, Children, Current Events, Marijuana, Medical, Substance Abuse, Teenagers, Uncategorized, Weed
May 16, 2014

Methadone Abuse in Children

Methadone Abuse in Children Research results suggest that the risks of children being given or accidentally ingesting dangerous narcotic drugs may be more common than many people know. The U.K. charity Adfam claims that in the last five years there were 17 cases where a child died from abuse or neglect that involved opioid drug […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Behavioral Addictions, Children, Current Events, Methadone, Parenting, Relationships, Substance Abuse
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