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How Al-Anon Transforms Lives

According to, one out of seven people are alcoholics. For each of these alcoholics, their disease directly impacts 16 other people. With all of the lives alcoholism is affecting, it is no wonder a support group was founded over 60 years ago to help them. Al-Anon is a 12-step program for the friends and […]

Do Family Dinners Reduce Teen Drug Use?

Do Family Dinners Reduce Teen Drug Use?

Gathering around the family dinner table every night of the week is a fantasy up to which most families cannot live. Even having a few dinners together per week is difficult for most people to achieve. Parents are working later to make ends meet and to avoid getting laid off, teens are working part time […]

Trauma and Addiction

There are several ideas about the root causes of addiction. Genetics may play a role. Environment can contribute. Many see it as a disease which, like other physical diseases, has a cause and a treatment. Still others view addiction as brain dysfunction – a matter of chemical imbalances. Even out the chemicals and recovery is […]

Psychotherapy as a Treatment for Addiction

Psychotherapy as a Treatment for Addiction

Psychotherapy is a very broad term that encompasses several aspects of therapy, analysis and counseling. Not all addicts seek therapy as part of treatment, but many psychologist, psychiatrists, and other professionals believe that they can help greatly with addiction. Becoming addicted to a substance or to gambling, sex, shopping, eating, or anything else often occurs […]

Demystifying Drug Rehab: What to Really Expect

If you’ve been putting off going into rehab to take care of a drug problem, maybe the underlying reason is that you’re conflicted and confused about what actually happens during treatment. Since there’s no effective way to get past addiction without going into treatment, getting a clearer picture of what to really expect during drug […]

Alternatives to Twelve Step

You have made one of the most important first steps in beating your addiction: you have admitted you have a problem and need help. With the assistance of research, you know that 12-step programs can be some of the most successful tools in helping you move down the path of recovery. But, for whatever reason, […]