Forming an Intervention Team

Forming an Intervention Team

Drug addiction is extremely hard to overcome, for many reasons. Addiction rewires the pathways of the brain to the point that the person feels irresistibly compelled to pursue drug abuse, and quitting entails the painful process of withdrawals. But even more than...
When Is an Intervention Necessary?

When Is an Intervention Necessary?

Choosing to turn towards drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism is nothing new and can turn a distraction from stress into a lifelong addiction. Drug and alcohol addiction is considered a chronic disease that can plague a problem user for the entire life. While this...
Can Marijuana Be Addictive?

Can Marijuana Be Addictive?

Medical-use marijuana is now allowed in more than three dozen states, and a growing number of states have enacted legislation to de-criminalize recreational marijuana use among adults. With this trend towards acceptance of medical and recreational marijuana use, many...
What Are The 7 Stages Of Addiction?

What Are The 7 Stages Of Addiction?

The prevalence of addiction in our society has grown in severity over the years, with the number of annual deaths from drug overdose nearly four times that of 30 years ago. This isn’t due to lack of spotlight as addiction is often used as a characteristic in...
Should I Get Addiction Treatment Locally or Away?

Should I Get Addiction Treatment Locally or Away?

Addiction to drugs or alcohol can become an all-encompassing disorder, finding ways to negatively impact your life at every corner. Seeking help with substance abuse or addiction is the biggest step towards regaining freedom and independence. The causes for addiction...