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...
Nature vs. Nurture: Is Addiction Hereditary?

Nature vs. Nurture: Is Addiction Hereditary?

If a parent or sibling abused alcohol or drugs, does that increase the likelihood that another family member will develop an addiction problem? Science says it can, but there are also other factors at play that influence whether someone has a higher risk of substance...
How to Talk to Your Kids About Addiction Rehab

How to Talk to Your Kids About Addiction Rehab

Addiction is not confined to the individual; it affects the whole family. That’s why it’s so important to address your addiction with your children—especially when you’ll be going away to rehab. Here are 8 tips for talking with your kids about going to rehab in order...
Loving an Addict Without Losing Yourself

Loving an Addict Without Losing Yourself

Loving an addict is like riding a never-ending roller coaster. Truth be told, you may feel like getting off the ride. Fortunately, there are ways to maintain the relationship without losing yourself in the process. Take a look at some strategies for dealing with a...