A family standing near a lake that has been engaging in family therapy for addiction treatment

Supporting Your Loved One In Addiction Treatment

Posted on August 11, 2020 in Addiction

  Recovering from opioid addiction is a family affair. The role of the family and loved ones in the recovery process is vital. Dysfunctional relationships play a huge part in perpetuating a person’s downfall. Like the crab that tries to escape the pot, no matter how hard someone tries, destructive relationships with others keep them


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Addictions Services in Ohio and Indiana

Posted on August 5, 2020 in Addiction

  Wellness looks different for everyone, but for those struggling with substance use and anyone who may be vulnerable to it, state-aided addiction recovery and treatment must focus on three things: prevention, treatment, and recovery.   Addiction In Ohio The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addictions Services (OhioMHAS) is the governing body for addictions


The Cult Of Addictive Personality: Unpacking The Myth

Posted on August 3, 2020 in Addiction

  Have you ever wondered why some people can indulge in substance use occasionally and casually and others can’t?   For some, going out for a few drinks on a Friday night is a take-it-or-leave-it kind of thing. For others, one drop of alcohol is simultaneously too much and not enough.   Enter: the theory


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Is CBD Addictive?

Posted on August 1, 2020 in Addiction

  These days, CBD is seen as a cure-all for aches, pains, insomnia, and anxiety. Its meteoric rise in popularity is attributable to its remarkable therapeutic benefits and its widespread availability. CBD is sold as oils, tinctures, edibles, skincare products, and much more. But is there a downside to this miraculous medicine?   What is


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What Is Addiction Transference?

Posted on July 31, 2020 in Addiction

  Addiction transference is a phenomenon involving dependence on more than one addictive substance.   While the term might be relatively new, clinical practices and recovery centers worldwide have witnessed cross-addiction for decades.   As well as addiction to drugs and alcohol, the American Society of Addiction and Medicine (ASAM) defines addiction as including “process


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Addiction Rehab During COVID-19

Posted on July 17, 2020 in Addiction

  These are trying times, especially if you’re dealing with a substance use disorder.   Not only are we still enmeshed in a global pandemic, but we’re also facing a potential worsening of alcohol and substance abuse disorder across the nation. The stress and anxiety piled on by coronavirus and all its ramifications are triggering


A woman thinking about why its dangerous to detox at home

Why Are Addiction Treatment Centers Necessary?

Posted on July 14, 2020 in Addiction

  Are you struggling with alcohol or drug abuse?   If so, perhaps it’s time to address your substance use disorder so you can resume the life you left behind.   Even if you are keen to get clean and sober, you should be aware that you could die if you don’t seek professional help


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Resources To Teach Children About Addiction

Posted on July 1, 2020 in Addiction

  As the opioid crisis continues to rage throughout the US, it’d the perfect time to teach children about addiction.   In Indiana alone, there were 1,104 opioid overdose deaths in 2018. This might be fewer deaths than the previous year, but this figure is still way too high.   Many people become addicted to opioid painkillers


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Why Addiction Is A Disease

Posted on June 26, 2020 in Addiction

  Addiction is not a crime, and it’s not a weakness: addiction is a disease.   Unfortunately, the close relationship between drugs and crime means that society typically perceives the drug addict as a criminal and believes someone takes drugs because they are immoral.   Why should we be so concerned about addiction, though?  


Accurate Movie Portrayals of Addiction 

Posted on June 7, 2020 in Addiction

  When properly executed, movies have the potential to inspire anyone struggling with addiction.   We all love a film that resonates with us, a movie that seems to speak to us. The best films hold up a mirror to our own stories and reflect our struggles, emotions, and triumphs.   If you’re struggling with