man having alcohol discussions with doctors

Alcohol Discussions With Doctors

Excessive alcohol consumption can cause alcohol abuse, alcohol addiction, heart disease and certain types of cancer. Having alcohol discussions with doctors can play a critical role in preventing these problems. However, according to the results of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released in January 2014, less than 20 percent of American adults…

A mother hugs her daughter as they talk about the importance of family in therapy

The Importance of Family in Addiction Recovery

Whether we have a loved one or family member in recovery from addiction or are the immediate or extended members of the family, the days, weeks and months following our loved ones return home from drug rehab are critically important. This is the time when they need nurturance, love, and support more than ever. How…

woman struggles with physical dependence from drug addiction

Why Does Physical Dependence Occur With Drugs?

It’s easy to understand why people abuse many substances. They can feel good, serve as a distraction, or take away the pain. But what’s actually happening when someone develops a physical dependence on drugs? It’s complicated. Understanding physical dependency is often the first step towards getting out of it. In the most serious cases, a…