Tag: drug abuse

The Guide to Breaking Up with an Addict

The Guide to Breaking Up with an Addict

If you’re in a position where you’re considering breaking up with an addict, it can be challenging. Being in a relationship with someone with an active addiction can be difficult or even impossible.  While you may want the best for the person, that can’t come at the cost of your own mental or even physical well-being. People with substance use…

Achieving Long-Term Sobriety with Mindfulness

Achieving Long-Term Sobriety with Mindfulness

The goal of treatment for substance use disorders is to help you achieve long-term sobriety. Of course, we know that recovery isn’t always linear. There are many situations where you can complete treatment successfully and still relapse in your sober life.  That’s okay, and that can be part of your recovery process.  However, we always want to equip you with…

What Does it Mean to Have an Addictive Personality?

What Does it Mean to Have an Addictive Personality?

In an article in Scientific American written by author Maia Szalavtz, she defines our question as to the myth that it is. She says, “Even when we joke about having an addictive personality it’s usually to justify an indulgence or to signal our guilt about pleasure, even if only ironically.” An addictive personality, some may think, is a person who…

Is an Emotional Support Animal the Same as a Service Animal?

Is an Emotional Support Animal the Same as a Service Animal?

Animals, like the human race, have evolved; they are now more commonly used for purposes other than being pets. As a result, American Addiction Centers grouped pets into emotional support animals (ESA) and service animals (SA), and they have also implemented a pet-friendly rehab policy to treat various behavioral disorders.  This article will discuss the differences between emotional support animals and…

Drug Abuse Statistics: The Numbers Behind the Epidemic

Drug Abuse Statistics: The Numbers Behind the Epidemic

We often hear about the opioid epidemic, which we will discuss below, but the United States faces more than just a problem with opioid use. We’re in the midst of a drug abuse epidemic in general. Indicators show it seems to be getting worse.  It’s likely as we learn more about the impact of the pandemic, we’ll also find that…