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Signs, Symptoms, and Help for Drug Problems and Substance Abuse

Drug Abuse & Addiction Signs, Symptoms, and Help for Drug Problems and Substance Abuse Some people are able to use recreational or prescription drugs without ever experiencing negative consequences or addiction. For many others, substance abuse can cause problems...

When does a Drinking Problem become a Problem?

When does drinking become a problem, a real drinking problem? Are there objective criteria for determining that you’ve crossed a threshold (other than physical addiction to alcohol)? How can you know that recreational use of alcohol has moved beyond its limitations...

Increasing your self-esteem in addiction recovery

In early addiction recovery, feelings of guilt and shame are common and expected. In fact, it can bet difficult to overcome those negative feelings…but a proactive approach can help you develop self-confidence. This article describes several things people in...

Insurance Companies Now Must Cover Mental Health Benefits

With the growing demand for mental health and substance abuse treatment, there is a silver lining for those in need. Insurance Companies Now Must Cover Mental Health Benefits at Parity with Medical Benefits As part of the President and Vice President’s continuing...

Overcoming Drug Addiction – Steps 6 & 7

Overcoming Drug addiction treatment and recovery 6: Build a meaningful drug-free life You can support your drug treatment and protect yourself from relapse by having activities and interests that provide meaning to your life. It’s important to be involved in things...