As a parent of a teen who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, you try to do everything you can to help your child overcome his or her problems and look to the future. Often, this involves rehab, outpatient treatment, counseling, family therapy, and even fighting through relapses. Just when you start to see the […]Read more
People who are battling substance abuse may have a hard time embracing the concept of getting help. That is why some of the best advocates for addiction treatment are those people who have suffered from addiction in the past and who are now counseling others who are going through similar troubles. Meet Mackenzie Phillips. Many […]Read more
Everybody has something in their past that they would rather not discuss. What happens when your kids ask you about it directly? That is the conundrum that many parents find themselves dealing with when their son or daughter asks them whether they drank alcohol or used drugs when they were younger. Should the parents come […]Read more
Have you seen the new scary headlines about energy drinks? “Energy-drink consumption may lead to cocaine use, study says” reads USA Today. “Are Energy Drinks the Real Gateway Drugs to Substance Abuse?” screams social website Care2. So what is the real story? If you see a Red Bull or a Monster in your kid’s hand, […]Read more
As the Chinese proverb goes, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” For teenagers who are addicted to alcohol or illicit substances, the long road to recovery often starts with a therapy regimen which includes elements of a 12-step program. A 12-step program is an approach to addiction and recovery which […]Read more
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