Don’t Let Yourself Live In Fear of Relapse

Fear can ruin a life. If you spend your time looking forward and worrying about falling back into bad and destructive habits, you may create a self fulfilling prophecy for yourself.   Self Fulfilling Prophecy What’s that? A self fulfilling prophecy is like this: You’re driving your car down the street just fine. There’s some…

Signs Your Teen is Abusing Alcohol

It is safe to assume that your teenager will experiment with alcohol. Sure, there is a small number who don’t, but around 72 percent of students have tried more than a few sips before graduating high school. Why Do Teenagers Abuse Alcohol? Experimenting and risk taking is programmed into us, it’s one of the reasons…

What Happens to People in Rehab?

Modern evidence-based rehab comes in many forms. Many different programs are available, designed to support differing personal needs. Depending on the severity of an addiction a recovering person hospitalization with 24×7 care may be required. Other people may find less intensive outpatient options to be best. One thing the programs have in common is a…

Setting Boundaries When You and Your Child Live with an Addict

When we become parents we all decide that the number one goal will be to protect our children. When you and your child find yourself living with an addict this entails a whole new set of boundaries to ensure your child’s safety. Teaching skills such as looking both ways before crossing the street may come…

Effects of Alcohol and Alcohol Use Disorder

Effects of Alcohol and Alcohol Use Disorder Immediate Effects of Alcohol Most people are aware of the effects of drinking alcohol are. These are the types of things that we experience when we are “buzzed”, “drunk”, “faded” or any other term one might use when drinking to a point of inebriation. After a few alcoholic…