Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is a chronic disease that alters how the brain functions. Learn how it impacts individuals, their loved ones, and the community.
Alcohol

What Does It Feel Like to Go Through Drug Withdrawal?

Not knowing what to expect is often the scariest part. Learn about the common withdrawal symptoms you may experience during detox and what you can do to alleviate the discomfort.
Drug Addiction

5 Do’s and Don’ts for Parents of Addicted Adults

As a parent of an adult addict, it's hard to know how to best support your child. Learn 5 tips to help them live a substance-free life
Drug Addiction

How Do I Stop My Cocaine Cravings?

During cocaine withdrawal, users have intense cravings. Here are a few ways to reduce your cravings and minimize risk of a relapse.
Alcohol

Marijuana Use Rises Among College Students While Alcohol Consumption Decreases

Dangerous COVID-19 trend shows college students are turning to marijuana to cope with anxiety and social isolation and drinking less alcohol.
Drug Addiction

Facts You Should Know About Teen Marijuana Use

Marijuana is more socially acceptable than ever, but what impact is that having on teen marijuana use? Learn everything you need to know about the impact marijuana has on teens.
Drug Addiction

Free From the Cage of Addiction

Mountainside Alumni William C. discusses his journey of strength and finding inner peace after six months of sobriety.
Drug Addiction

The Benadryl Challenge, TripTok, and #Ket: Taking a Closer Look at TikTok and Drug Use Among Generation Z

With recent TikTok trends like the Benadryl Challenge, TripTok, and #Ket, many parents are wondering if there is a larger drug use problem facing Gen Z.
Drug Addiction

How To Maintain Sobriety After Loss

Grief is a natural response to a major loss, but it is also one of the most common relapse triggers. Learning how to manage your grief is critical to maintaining your sobriety.
Drug Addiction

5 Tips to Help Your Loved One in Recovery

You play a vital role in your loved one's recovery process. Learn how to help your loved one feel supported as they address and overcome their addiction.
Drug Addiction

My Journey as a Gay Man in Recovery

For years, Kevin used alcohol to cope with who he was and who he thought he needed to be. His drinking eventually spiraled into alcoholism, and he found at risk of losing everything. In this article, Kevin shares how accepting who he is has played a critical role in his recovery.
Drug Addiction

What Do I Do If My Parent Is Struggling with Addiction?

Coping with a mother or father who has an alcohol or drug problem can take a physical and emotional toll on your well-being. Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Alexandra Helfer, shares how to start prioritizing yourself to help your loved one.
Alcohol

8 Signs You Are Ready to Go to Rehab

You don’t need to be physically addicted to drugs or alcohol to need rehab. If substance abuse is causing negative effects in your life, it may be time to seek help. Here are 8 signs that you are ready to go to rehab.