November 2021

Diagnosing and treating codependence

Codependency is a psychological condition or a relationship in which a person manifesting low self-esteem and a strong desire for approval has an unhealthy attachment to another, often controlling or manipulative person, such as a person with an addiction to alcohol or drugs. Read More…

Faulty Beliefs: The warning signs of relapse

A host of faulty assumptions can hinder the task of preventing relapse, and many of these involve misconceptions about the warning signs of relapse. Read More…

Faulty Beliefs: The role of alcohol and drug use in recovery

Okay, so you're in recovery. What does that look like? In order to prevent relapse, it is important to understand what it is and what it is not. Read More…

Why do people drink or take drugs?

Questions as to why people take drugs or drink are both easy and hard to answer -- easy because there are many possible reasons, but hard to come up with a comprehensive list. The answers might also depend on the person, the situation, and the substance that is being used. Read More…

Parenting factors placing children at risk for substance abuse

Although other factors are likely also at play, the seven most influential parenting factors that place children at risk for substance abuse problems are discussed here. Read More…

The Stages of Recovery

The road to recovery from addiction to drugs or alcohol can be long and hard, even for a motivated person, but those who succeed will generally follow the same road. Read More…

Tolerance, Dependence & Addiction

Tolerance and dependence are closely associated with addiction, but they are not synonymous terms. Each of these terms describe something different about how alcohol and drugs can affect a person's body and brain. Read More…