A map showing states with involuntary commitment laws

States with Mandatory Addiction Treatment Laws

Posted on May 26, 2020 in Addiction

  People with substance use disorder cannot typically receive addiction treatment unless they can demonstrate a voluntary commitment to staying clean.   Medication-assisted treatment is costly, and those with a severe addiction usually need residential rehab to keep them away from the environment that perpetuates their triggers to relapse.   Unfortunately, the majority of people


A survey that is used to measure childhood experiences

What are ACEs and How Can They Predict Addiction?

Posted on May 11, 2020 in Addiction

  The social consequences of childhood trauma include a rise in addiction-related crime, higher addiction rates, and greater prison populations. As a community, we need to learn to heal ourselves and help others to heal from emotionally painful childhood experiences so we can improve the health of society as a whole.   Research from 2016


An individual reaching out for help with their addiction

How To Ask For Help With Your Addiction

Posted on April 27, 2020 in Addiction

  If you’ve ever wondered how to ask for help with your addiction, you’re in the right place.   Whether you have an addiction to alcohol, opioids, or any other substance, admitting to yourself that you need help is one of the biggest milestones to cross in the journey to recovery.   It’s essential to


Two women holding hands as a sign of support

How to Have An Intervention

Posted on April 4, 2020 in Addiction

  If you’ve ever dealt with addiction in your family, you might have already started to ask yourself how to have an intervention for your loved one.   It’s remarkably frustrating to watch a friend or family member lose themselves in the morass of drink or drug addiction. What’s even tougher is listening to them


Individuals holding hands. Attending family therapy is one of the best thing you can do for addiction recovery.

How To Have A Successful Intervention

Posted on March 25, 2020 in Addiction

  When it comes to a successful intervention, timing is everything. The best course of action may be a focused, well-planned approach.   Whether it’s alcoholism, drug abuse, compulsive eating or gambling, confronting a loved one with an addiction can be difficult because there are complex factors at play. The biggest one? The person with


Two individuals holding hands

What Is Casey’s Law and How Can I Use It?

Posted on March 20, 2020 in Addiction

  “What is Casey’s Law” is of the most frequently asked questions we get from readers and we’re here to conclusively answer that today.   If you’ve ever seen a friend or family member drinking or using drugs to the extent that addiction sets in, perhaps you secretly wish you could force them into rehab.


Is Substance Abuse in College Higher in Greek Life?

Posted on October 8, 2019 in Addiction

Substance abuse takes many forms on campus but do members of Greek letter societies really drink and use drugs more than the average student? Well, unless you’re planning to join a completely sober fraternity, you’re going to be exposed to alcohol on a regular basis if you go Greek. Not only is heavy drinking pretty


A group of individuals engaging in an IOP program

Signs of Addiction in Young Adults

Posted on October 1, 2019 in Addiction

When you’re bringing up children, it’s pointless pretending the teenage years are not fraught with trouble but is it inevitable you’ll be looking for signs of addiction or is this less common than you might fear? Unfortunately, young adults are still experimenting with underage drinking and taking drugs in enormous numbers. In SAMHSA’s 2016 National


Addiction Recovery Tips For Families

Posted on September 17, 2019 in Addiction

Addiction is sadly commonplace these days meaning addiction recovery is something experienced by millions of families each year. Luckily, there are some addiction recovery tips that may prove to be helpful for overcoming this illness. With 21.5 million Americans struggling with substance abuse and 80% of that number also classified as alcohol dependent, addiction strikes


Addiction And Drug Rehabs In Indianapolis

Posted on September 16, 2019 in Addiction

States like Indiana and Kentucky have seen the full effects of the opioid crisis and the drug epidemic that has hit the country and led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans. Between rural and urban areas around the country and in those states, nobody is safe. Luckily, organizations that have drug rehabs