Are You Living with an Alcoholic?

Are You Living with an Alcoholic?

It can be difficult to admit when you have a problem with alcohol. It can be even harder to admit that someone you love is the one with the problem, especially if their dependence on alcohol is not obvious. Here are some of the signs — both subtle and visible — that...
The Benefits of Luxury Rehab During the Holidays

The Benefits of Luxury Rehab During the Holidays

Making the choice to leave all that is familiar to you, including your family and friends, to enter a drug and alcohol rehab is not always easy. Making this choice during the holidays is even more difficult. But know this: Luxury rehab is the biggest holiday gift you...
Hope for the Depressed Addict

Hope for the Depressed Addict

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States—and when joined with substance abuse, it’s a particularly harmful combination. Fortunately, there is hope for those who deal with both depression and addiction. Understanding Depression and...
Can PTSD Lead to Substance Abuse?

Can PTSD Lead to Substance Abuse?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs when a person has difficulty recovering from directly experiencing a traumatic event or indirectly witnessing a traumatic event. This trauma can include an illness, a near-death encounter, a car crash, sexual or physical...
Is Addiction a Disease?

Is Addiction a Disease?

Disease, disorder, dependency, chronic illness—addiction has many names. For many people, the realization that addiction has a clear definition gives them hope that there is a path to overcome it. Addiction as a Disease Addiction is deemed a disease by the medical...