Many people are surprised that ADHD medicine is abused at all. This represents a fundamental misunderstanding of what the medication is and how it impacts a person who is not suffering from ADHD. An ADHD medication is a stimulant. For a person properly diagnosed with ADHD, these stimulants provide the brain an ability to slow […]

Treating addiction effectively requires numerous aspects of the addict’s personal and family life to come to light. It can sometimes be confusing to recovering addicts why a professional therapist needs to know about the ins and outs of their family life. The family history, genetics, current family dynamics and living situation all play a significant […]

Life in recovery from drugs or alcohol can often seem more bad than good. You may have gotten clean from Lortab addiction but are now often left feeling empty and pessimistic about your future without drugs. However, learning how to find the positive things in life and effectively cope with the negative things is a […]

Depending upon the specifics of the drug offense, the quantity of drugs in question and where you are when the police catch you, what happens to you next could be very different. Of course, none of the options are excellent. Regardless of the specifics, any felony will likely have a dramatic impact on your future. […]

A Dual Diagnosis can refer to any co-occurring disorders such as addiction to drugs and alcohol along with a mental health disorder. A person can become addicted to depression meds and still struggle with depression. When both depression and an addiction to depression meds are present it can be considered a Dual Diagnosis, which merits […]

An addiction intervention may seem like a one size fits all method for getting struggling addicts to accept professional treatment for their substance abuse. However, there are different addiction intervention models that utilize different methods for conducting the intervention as well as for deciding who to involve and who not to involve in the process. […]

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy practiced by a professional therapist to help people overcome the emotional distress associated with trauma. In most cases, EMDR is used for people who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but it can also address the issues that underpin other anxiety problems. People who […]

Expectations are a powerful thing in life, and this is never truer than in the context of rehab and recovery. When you are in the midst of rebuilding your life upon a sober foundation, the process is tenuous at best. Emotions are often on high alert, and additional failures or unmet expectations can be the […]

An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is offered to employees of many US companies to address different workplace and personal issues. Some of the most common ways an EAP helps employees is by providing counseling for various emotional or psychological needs. Furthermore, someone who struggles with drug addiction or alcoholism can also receive help through an […]

Staying sober is not as simple as white-knuckling it through life. It’s not about constantly saying no to drugs and alcohol. It’s not even ultimately about how accountable you make yourself to others. The secret to long-term recovery is actually building a healthy new life—one that involves fun and challenging experiences, invigorating physical activities, meaningful […]