Drug & Alcohol Addiction

What Is Drug And Alcohol Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction refers to the long-term, pathological use and abuse of alcohol or drugs. An individual abusing drugs and/or alcohol has physical dependence on the substance, and will persists in using despite problems arising from their behavior.

Articles About Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Pot Party At 72?

Pot Party At 72?

Can you believe I was invited to a pot party at 72? Today I experienced a first. I was invited to a pot party. Not just any party, a high school reunion party. It started out harmless. One kind fellow from my high school offered his beautiful home to host a Southern...

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Aging in the Time of the Silver Tsunami

Aging in the Time of the Silver Tsunami

A recent client of mine, Stacey, was ambivalent about seeking help for her mother, Catherine. She wasn’t sure how to approach the issue. Stacey, a busy mom herself with four kids, a husband and a side career didn’t have time to deal with what was developing with her...

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Where Have All The Ethics Gone?

Where Have All The Ethics Gone?

My head is swirling in disbelief. My heart is aching. Each day hundreds of our young ones are dying from alcohol, tobacco, opioids and other drugs. Anxiety and teen depression rates are soaring. Marijuana is legal and is being touted as a drug for the rich and famous....

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How To Speak To Your Parent About Their Addiction Problem

How To Speak To Your Parent About Their Addiction Problem

Addiction affects loved ones differently, but it’s always a struggle to navigate any relationship with an alcoholic or addict. While teens struggling with alcoholism and drug abuse can be extremely difficult for parents, the situation becomes even trickier when the...

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Does A Drug Intervention Program Really Work?

Does A Drug Intervention Program Really Work?

With an estimated 1.1 million heavy alcohol users and 28.6 illegal drug users, most people know someone that's addicted to drugs or alcohol. If you're watching a loved one struggle with addiction, you may be wondering what you can do about it. You may even be...

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