Three Ways to Manage Worry This Thanksgiving

Whatever the reason, millions of us have to deal with worry during the holidays. Here are three easy things ways to manage your worries.

Six Ways to Maintain Your Sobriety at Thanksgiving

Here are some helpful tips for having a happy Thanksgiving celebration while remaining drug/alcohol free.

Signs of Overdependence on the Internet and Social Media

The Internet provides a constant, ever-changing source of information and entertainment.

Truth about HIV Transmission among Addicts and Alcoholics

I should be desensitized to this by now, witnessing firsthand the wreckage that comes with drug addiction and alcoholism, but I’m not. I wish I was, but I am not.

Suboxone and Methadone Maintenance Therapy

As a father, my heart belongs to my children. As the owner of an addiction treatment center, my thoughts are with my clients and how to help them return to their families

The Dangers of Opioid-Replacement Therapies

Life on opioids is a cruel existence in which drug seeking, withdrawal sickness, and the constant specter of overdose are ever present.

Seven Warning Signs of Serious Alcohol Dependency

Eventually, if you keep up these behaviors, you will develop noticeable mental and physical changes indicating that you need to consider finding professional help.

How to Address Using Adderall and Ritalin as Study Aids

It is estimated that about a quarter of college students use Adderall or Ritalin as study aids in college.

Five Things to Know About Recovery From Alcohol or Drugs

Do not give up; there is always hope.

Six Things Not to Ask or Say to Someone in Recovery

The words you use hold power, the power to encourage or send someone right off the wagon. To someone who is recovering from an addiction your acceptance and support is important, but so is respect for their feelings and their struggle with the newness of recovery.

Five Simple Steps to Start Learning Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the intentional focus of your attention on your thoughts and feelings, observing the moment with a non-judgmental attitude.

Four Reasons to Consider Making a Psychotherapy Appointment

Psychotherapy aims at helping an individual with issues related to mental health, interpersonal communication, and problematic behaviors, make positive life changes. The main objective is to help relieve symptoms and resolve underlying concerns by having directed conversations focused on increasing self-awareness and improving psychological and relational well-being.

How to Identify Someone at Risk for Suicide

The most important thing to remember is that while you have no control over what an individual ultimately decides, your calm and concern can save their life.

Five Simple Steps to Start Learning Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a practice that can help you in all aspects of your daily life. Practiced since ancient times, modern science is now recognizing its importance in building psychological health.

How to Maintain Mental Health

The opposite of mental illness is mental health, so let’s think about how we can focus on improving our mental health instead of focusing always on what’s wrong.

How to Deal With Addiction When You Have a Demanding Job

First and foremost, there is no family and no job in the long-term if you don’t get help with your substance abuse issues. As drug addiction takes off and develops, it becomes harder and harder to keep your job, your family, your children—anything you value.

Seven Signs You Need to Find a New Therapist

As with any relationship, a connection between the therapist and client needs to develop. This is important.

Obama’s Heroin Response Strategy

The good news is that the Obama administration is making at least some effort to address the horrific accidental death rate from heroin and prescription opioid overdose.

How to Tell Which Therapist is Right for You

There is a reason that a person uses to excess. That underlying issue must be acknowledged and worked through if recovery is going to be long lasting.

6 Signs of Addiction in Adult Children of Alcoholics

If you’re not already in a household where recognizable addiction, domestic violence or infidelity are the norm, there are warning signs that indicate that you could be on that path. The earlier you get help, the easier it is to make change.

For the Love of Dogs: Three Ways Companion Animals Help

According to a Gallop Poll, sixty percent of Americans have a pet. Most of those who have a companion animal have a dog.

These 8 Holistic Therapies Will Literally Change Your Life

The good news is that there are many activities we can participate in that will improve our overall health and lifestyle.

How to Stop Yourself Before You Relapse

Perhaps the most frightening thing for a person in addiction recovery to go through is a relapse. It feels in the moment that all your hard work has been for nothing.

The Six Best Strategies for Successful Therapy

How can you find a good psychotherapist and get the most out of your psychotherapeutic experience?

Four Signs Your College Student Could Be Abusing Substances

For young adults, the first time away from parental control can be quite a transition, a change in which sometimes too much partying can play a role in poor academic performance.

If You Want to Save Your Marriage, Don't Be These People

One thing I have learned is that there are four types of people you don’t want to be in your marriage.

A Stroll in Nature Improves Mental Health

As more and more of us live in cities, we spend less time in natural settings, including parks. Studies also show that people in urban settings without access to green spaces have higher levels of psychological problems than those with access to green spaces.

The Eight Best Ways to Make It through Rehab

People wonder what can be done to maximize their chances of only going to rehab once. Relapse does not necessarily need to be part of the recovery experience.

Heroin Abuse is on our Doorstep

Of course, I see it every day because I work in the addiction treatment field, but increasingly, families that never thought they’d be touched by substance abuse or addiction are having just that experience.

Keep Your Anxiety From Harming Your Kids

Anxiety is a feeling of nervousness, worry or unease about the future or an event. It is a normal part of life that affects us all.