Taking the Step to Get Mental Health Treatment at a Rehab Center

Taking the Step to Get Mental Health Treatment at ...

As there is indeed a deeply embedded stigma attached to mental illness, people tend to back away from signs and symptoms of mental health issues in themselves or a loved one. People don’t want to be identified with a mental health issue because so often this term comes with judgment and...
3 Ways to Make Your Sobriety Your Priority

3 Ways to Make Your Sobriety Your Priority

The task of prioritizing tasks can be overwhelming, as many people go through life thinking there is too much to do and not enough time to do it. But prioritizing the different areas of life will help someone actually achieve her goals, which means she can lead her life the way she wants....
Will Insurance Cover an Addiction-Caused Hospital Trip?

Will Insurance Cover an Addiction-Caused Hospital ...

Addiction can be the cause of many unexpected trips to the emergency room. As people misuse or abuse drugs regularly, they run the risk of several health consequences, like overdose, alcohol poisoning or serious accidental injuries. In fact, according to the Drug Abuse Warning Network (a...
How to Get Perspective on Your Addiction

How to Get Perspective on Your Addiction

Denial is a core symptom of addiction. When someone has poor relationships, it often causes her to act against her best interests and to continue her addictive behavior. Denial keeps people involved in addictive and self-destructive behaviors, which lead to detrimental consequences like...
Giving Yourself a Recovery Check-Up

Giving Yourself a Recovery Check-Up

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, between 40 and 60 percent of people who have struggled with drug addiction will relapse back into full drug-use. Relapse is a very real danger when it comes to addiction recovery, which is why it is imperative for individuals to remain...
What Is Actually Involved in an Intervention?

What Is Actually Involved in an Intervention?

Reality TV has blown up over the past decade and touched upon almost every topic, including addiction. As serious as addiction is, the subject can certainly bring drama, suspense and intensity that viewers seek, but the actual stories of addiction are out of sync with the media. These...