7 Signs Your Child May Be Using Drugs

If you think your child is using drugs, it may be harder than you think to confirm your suspicions. Teens undergo many changes that can produce symptoms similar to those associated with drug use. Today’s adolescents are also more prone to psychological conditions that were once more common in adults. Here are some signs that … Read more

4 Things to Consider When Talking to Your Teen About Drugs

If you have not established boundaries regarding drugs and alcohol with your child or children, and you fear that they are abusing these substances behind your back, it’s not too late to turn the situation around. What is most important to remember is that there is a fine line between wanting to be a parent … Read more

Identify and Intervene: Stopping Drug Abuse in Adolescence

Drug Abuse in Adolescence
Substance abuse throughout America is an epidemic that is continually on the rise, year-after-year. While drug abuse is rampant amongst adults, it's also a reality among adolescents. Adolescent substance abuse has dire consequences. The long-term misuse of drugs can have a significant effect on an adolescent's mental development and physical health. It could also lead to serious ... Read more

Four Reasons to Hire A Recovery Professional

Sometimes you may need to hire a substance abuse recovery professional to help you navigate finding the most effective treatment. Did you know that you can hire a sober escort to transport your loved one to treatment? Sometimes when our loved ones are in the midst of their addiction, you may not know how to … Read more

5 Things a Professional Interventionist Can Do

There are many different models of intervention that can be used. Every professional interventionist can approach it differently. In addition, we have put together five things a professional interventionist can do prior to an intervention to have the process go smoothly. 1. Assess the Situation From the time of the first call, the interventionist should … Read more

It Begins With Family

I remember when I got the telephone call that my husband would be coming home late… again. I remember the lies of WHY he would be coming home late. I knew in that moment that he wasn’t doing well, however, I didn’t want to believe it. I didn’t want to have to go through this “talk” again. Countless … Read more

From a Mother’s Perspective

I knew from my own previous addictions that no matter how much you love your family member, daughter, son, mom, or dad, “you cannot love an alcoholic sober and/or a drug addict clean,” but you can enable them to jail, an overdose, or worse… to the grave.  I thought if I loved my daughter enough … Read more