What’s the Difference Between the Different Types of Interventions?

An intervention is a group effort to help a loved one who is suffering and reluctant to accept help for his problem with substance abuse or addiction. The most common model of intervention is when family and friends of the addict prepare a meeting with or without the addict’s knowledge...

Walking a Common Path to Recovery

Medical treatment is a part of human history; it has grown from superstition and mythology into today’s awareness of both the human body and the scientific principles that support it. As a result, many individuals have personal preferences about the treatment methods they choose, but,...

The Value of Support When Coping With Depression and Anxiety

Depressive illnesses are psychological ailments of the brain. Sufferers of depression may feel that they have to go on with life out of duty to perform but feel little or no desire to participate in the activities that even once used to bring them joy. We see this in the example of Major...

The Relief of Not Being in Complete Control

We have all at some point or another come across someone who constantly worries about other people. Those other people feel absolutely convinced that they can help everyone around them fix one or two things with their help, and this behavior often stems from a truly endearing character or...

The First Four Steps in Stopping Your Drug Use

When a patient receives a new prescription, it is hopefully received with knowledge of the addictive potential and a firm resolve not to fall into drug misuse. However, even with the intention to prevent complications, sometimes abusive tendencies develop that will need to be...

Mending Personal Relationships in Recovery

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Addiction treatment must help the individual stop using drugs, maintain a drug-free lifestyle, and achieve productive functioning in the family, at work, and in society.”1 This means that for a recovery treatment to become...