Mental illness and Substance Abuse go hand in hand. They occur together frequently and they also tend to aggravate each other. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, people who have been diagnosed with a mood or anxiety disorder … Read More
How are Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Related?
How can I Overcome Alcohol Withdrawal?
Alcohol withdrawal is extremely uncomfortable and frightening, we know. We have seen it for ourselves in the detox phase of our addiction treatment programs. Recovery from alcoholism is a life-long process, but we first have to get through the first … Read More
What Really is OCD and do I Actually Have It?
You may already be familiar with popular notions of OCD symptoms, like fearing germs or constantly checking to make sure the door is locked. We often joke around with the term, calling each-other OCD if we ever display a bit … Read More
How to Prevent “Failure to Launch” in your Children
Failure to launch, what is it? The term comes from a 2006 Hollywood comedy where Matthew McConaughey refuses to move out of his parents’ house and lives like a teenager into his thirty’s. The term refers to this refusal or … Read More
Am I Addicted to Alcohol? How do I Know?
Is alcohol addictive? Really? It’s not the same as other “hard” drugs, like crystal meth or heroin, which obviously are. Also, drinking alcohol is totally acceptable, and it’s legal too! Most people, even my friends and family drink without ever … Read More