Is Addiction a Family Disease?

Addiction is something that affects more than just the addict – it affects everyone around them . Whether addiction is your family member’s or your own problem, it’s important to understand how it affects the whole family. Here’s why addiction is a family disease, and how you can support addicted loved ones.  How Addiction Affects […]

How to Cope With Alcoholic Parents

If you’re struggling to cope with your parent’s drinking problem, here are some tips on how to cope with alcoholic parents. Whether your parent is in recovery or not, it’s important to find a way to express your feelings and cope with the impact that this has had on your life. Does Your Parent Have […]

How to Approach an Addict in Denial

Denial can make it extremely difficult to get through to an addict and make them see that they need help. Let’s look into why denial often goes hand-in-hand with addiction, and how you can approach an addict in denial in a way that resonates with them. What is Denial? Denial is the refusal to accept […]

How to Break Free From Codependency

Codependency is a powerful and destructive relationship dynamic that can be incredibly hard to break free from. However, by gaining a better understanding of what codependency is, how it presents itself in relationships, and how it is linked to addiction, you are already on the road to breaking the toxic cycle of codependency.  What is […]

How to Set Boundaries With an Addict

If you have an addicted loved one, as difficult as it may be, it’s important for you to set boundaries with them. Setting boundaries with an addict will not only help protect you from the addict’s behavior, but it will also protect your mental health. Although it can be hard to stick to boundaries, doing […]

What Happens When You Stop Enabling an Addict?

When you have a loved one who struggles with addiction, you naturally want to do everything you can to help them. However, there is a fine line between helping and enabling their behavior.  What is Enabling? When we enable an addict, we’re indirectly and unintentionally supporting their addiction. Enabling is a form of support that […]

A Glimpse into Binge Eating and its Effects on the Body

What is a binge eating disorder? Binge eating is where the individual frequently eats large amounts of food, and has little or no self control to stop. The individual may also be plagued with emotions such as guilt and shame over eating too much, and might even fall into depression because of it. However, binge […]

Social Trends for Nicotine Use Among Young Adults

Social trends for nicotine use with young adults focuses on habits such as when and where young people buy cigarettes to how a person smokes and where. Social smokers tend to use regularly but not necessarily everyday. Nearly 30 percent likely fall into the category of social smoker. Learn more about the trends of social […]

Remove Yourself from that CoDependent Relationship

It’s a choice, usually a subconscious one, to invest your life and well-being into that of another person. If that other person happens to be a fellow addict—which they often are—you’re not just codependent: you’re co-addicted, too. In addiction recovery, co-addiction is seldom addressed directly. Co-addictions come to light when determining whether or not a […]

How Group Therapy Can Help with Alcohol Addiction

The road to recovery from alcohol addiction is often a personal one, so it’s understandable that you might not want to share your experiences with others. However, regular group therapy sessions have been known to help immensely with those trying to overcome a drinking problem as well as co-occurring disorders like anxiety and depression. Here […]