Addiction: A Family Thing

Addicts are young people who have problems with drugs or alcohol, right? Well, maybe. The thing is, addicts can be (and are) everyone, not just people in certain groups. Different …

Family Environment and Addiction

Families. You can’t live with them, and you can’t live without them. Many of us have complicated relationships with our families, even under the best of circumstances. If you throw …

Family Rehab Helps the Entire Family

Yesterday, we talked about how drug and alcohol abuse can affect addicts and their families and friends. We also mentioned that there is help for such addicts and their families. …

Addiction Hurts Entire Families

Most people know that drug and alcohol abuse can create physical and psychological problems. Such abuse can hurt addicts’ health, jobs, and personal lives. What some people don’t know is …

Taking after Dad?

People might inherit the color of their fathers’ eyes or the way they laugh. Could they also inherit their fathers’ tendencies to abuse alcohol or drugs? This is an interesting …

Long Live the Drug Czar!

For years, people have been debating whether the U.S. government’s war on drugs is effective. Who knows if we’ll ever get to the bottom of the debate. (This debate might …

Depicting Alcohol Abuse

It’s a confusing world out there. On one hand, we’re learning and talking more and more about addiction and recovery. These topics are out in the open and we’re treating …

Prince and the Power of Fentanyl

We recently discovered that the singer and songwriter Prince died from an overdose of fentanyl. Apart from the many questions surrounding Prince’s death, many of us are asking other questions. …

Is Addiction a Disease?

There is an ongoing debate about how to classify addiction. Some people say that calling addiction a disease helps addicts acquire treatment. They also say that referring to addiction in …