Understanding the Process of Addiction

Understanding the Process of Addiction

Understanding the Process of Addiction

The process of addiction is a little like dandelions spreading in your lawn. Every time you use drugs, it’s like a new dandelion pops up in your yard. Even one could be enough to take over your whole lawn unless…

How Can We Help More People Get Treatment for Addiction?

How Can We Help More People Get Treatment for Addiction?

More than 20 million Americans are estimated to struggle with addiction to a drug or alcohol in any given year, yet only 10 percent seek treatment for their addiction according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. How…

Learn to G.I.V.E.: Ask For What You Want AND Preserve Your Relationship

Learn to G.I.V.E.: Ask For What You Want AND Preserve Your Relationship

Do you have trouble asking for assistance, setting limits with people or saying “no” to someone when you want to say no? The G.I.V.E. (be Gentle, act Interested, Validate, use an Easy manner) coping skill can help in these situations…

Supporting a Family Member with Serious Mental Illness

Supporting a Family Member with Serious Mental Illness

Learn how to help a loved one through diagnosis and beyond Mental illnesses are disorders that affect a person’s mood, thoughts or behaviors. Serious mental illnesses include a variety of diseases including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and…