Participants In Residential Treatment Program

3 Benefits of Residential Treatment

Finding an effective treatment program is essential when you or a loved one struggles with alcohol or drug addiction. Residential treatment programs provide a caring environment where those who have an addiction can count on receiving plenty of support. These programs have patients stay in a facility in order to get care around the clock for a…

Adult Friends Drinking Alcohol

How to Handle Instances of Peer Pressure and Alcohol

One thing that people often misunderstand is that peer pressure does not only affect teenagers. Adults are at risk of bowing to peer pressure as well. Sometimes you may have to involve trained individuals in your struggle to overcome peer pressure. Experts in addiction treatment suggest that alcohol is the second most abused substance after…

Man Experiencing Alcohol Addiction

Four Ways Addiction Occurs

Traditional wisdom suggests two basic types of addiction. Either a person is born with the potential for addiction due to genetics, or they develop an addiction with extended substance abuse. Often, the issue becomes a combination of the two. That’s a simplified explanation of this condition, but there may be more underlying issues when evaluating each…

a group of people exchange gifts during sober holidays

How to Enjoy the Holidays While Sober

For those in recovery from substance use disorder, the holidays present enormous challenges. The media promotes Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve as a prime time for happy families. But many people aren’t that fortunate. Pangs of loneliness may loom exceptionally sharp during what’s supposed to be a merry time of the year. And the…

a woman wonders how the holidays impact social anxiety

How the Holidays Impact Social Anxiety

Those who struggle with social anxiety disorder feel uncomfortable in large crowds or with people they don’t know. As a result, holiday celebrations become sources of frustration and anxiety. Office parties may spark fear, and even something as simple as meeting friends at a local restaurant may cause unusual levels of distress. In its simplest…

a group of people discuss how to choose a rehab program for yourself

How to Choose a Rehab Program for Yourself

Individualization is a guiding principle of addiction treatment. Generally, this means that an addiction rehab program must suit the needs of the individual. What works for your friend may not work for you, in other words. To choose the right rehab program for yourself, explore the many options available, and make your decision based upon…

a teen boy struggles with the stress of online learning

The Stress of Online Learning on Teens

Online learning is more stressful for some families than it is for others. And when teenagers are the ones learning online, problems often become more frightening than they would otherwise. Teens are notoriously social creatures, and when they must learn from home, they may feel lonely or cut-off from the rest of the world. For…