How to Choose an Intervention Specialist

Do you have a loved one struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction? You’re not alone. An estimated 20.2 million American adults have a substance use disorder. For loved ones, addiction feels frightening and confusing. It can also feel downright infuriating. Help is available. However, it can be challenging to guide your loved one to the right […]

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5 Keys to Loving an Addict Without Enabling Them

When you realize that the person you love has been struggling with an addiction, your emotions are going to be all over the place. You’ll feel guilty for not noticing their problem earlier. You’ll feel angry that they’ve hidden something from you. You’ll feel isolated from them as if you don’t know them anymore. The main […]

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Signs of Opioid Addiction: How to Tell if Your Spouse is Addicted to Painkillers

Opiate medication is at an overall high. One in four patients prescribed opiates become addicted. After the patient finishes their prescription, their addiction still encompasses their life. They will take to the streets to buy their painkillers. Identifying an opiate addict is more difficult than identifying other substance abuse addicts. Since opiates are legally prescribed, your […]

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Double Trouble: Understanding the Link Between Depression and Addiction

Are you or your loved one suffering from both depression and addiction? You’re not alone in this struggle. In fact, it’s common for both these conditions to go hand-in-hand. A study by the National Institute of health found that 33% of people living with depression also struggle with addiction. And research from the National Institute of drug abuse found […]

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