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5 Tips to Keep Your Teen Alcohol-Free This Summer

Summertime means no school, days lounging by the pool, and nights hanging out with friends. But for many teens, it can also be the time when a dangerous addiction begins. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), on an average summer day, roughly 11,000 teens take their first drink of alcohol. … Continued

What is a High Functioning Alcoholic?

Transcript There is a common misconception that for someone to be considered an alcoholic their life must be falling apart. But not everyone fits this stereotype. Approximately 30 percent of Americans suffer from an alcohol misuse disorder. Many of which are high functioning individuals with successful careers and family lives. These individuals are referred to … Continued

5 Dos and Don’ts When Your Loved One Is Struggling with Addiction

Finding out that your loved one is struggling with drugs or alcohol can be heartbreaking. It can leave you feeling angry, hurt, and confused. While it is normal to feel overwhelmed right now, it is important to realize that all hope is not lost. Recovery is possible, and you can help your loved one get … Continued

What are Benzodiazepines?

Over 50 million prescriptions for benzodiazepines are written yearly in the United States. Although intended to treat anxiety and depression, benzodiazepines are commonly abused alongside alcohol and other illicit drugs. To learn more about benzodiazepines, watch the short video below.  

Your Loved One Completed Addiction Treatment ⎼ What Now?

Is a loved one set to come home after undergoing treatment at an addiction treatment facility? Here are some tips to help you and the rest of the family welcome your loved one home and ensure their success post-treatment. Practice positive communication skills. This can be difficult to do especially if you and your other … Continued