Seeking addiction treatment for the first time can be nerve-racking and overwhelming. As an ordinary person coping with life, both legal and illegal substances are easily accessible to help one unwind at the end of a long day. Due to a lack of awareness of the extent of harm substances can cause, substance use continues […]
Interventions that can be seen on TV or on the internet may give individuals the wrong perception. In the real world, interventions are not always what dramatic TV shows depict them to be. An intervention is an organized plan to help bring awareness to an individual suffering from substance use or a mental health disorder […]
There are instances when you and a family member are having an apparent ordinary conversation, but when triggers are mentioned, it can quickly spin into an argument. Things get heated, things are said that can be misconstrued, and feelings can get hurt. Imagine another person sitting at the table adding fuel to this growing fire, […]
An addiction or substance use disorder (SUD) can have many adverse effects on one’s life, including their ambitions, health, and relationships. Even though loved ones might be determined to help the individual, their offers of support often backfire, sometimes making matters worse. The person suffering from their illness might feel attacked, ashamed, and reluctant to […]
The “family systems theory” is a complex dynamic practiced between individuals and their families. It can be a reaction consisting of emotional responses and an expectation of certain outcomes that can inhibit or promote an individual’s way of thinking. When thinking of a “family,” there may be an expectation placed on parents from children and […]
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