Are Painful Memories of Trauma Linked to Addiction?

Is addiction hereditary? Is it caused by peer pressure? What about poverty or toxic stress? All of these can play a part, but there is another factor that often stands out.  Maybe that’s why we also see so many mental health issues underlying substance abuse and addiction from prior experiences. Sexual or physical abuse that […]

What Form of Treatment is Best For You?

What are all these different levels of treatment? Medication assisted therapy, family therapy, experiential therapy, detox, PHP, IOP, 12-step programs, outpatient? It’s like having to learn a whole other language, and then figuring out which one might work best. It can be overwhelming and confusing, can’t it? You’ve probably seen all of these options before […]

4 Myths about Prescription Pill Abuse You Need to Know

How many times have you heard similar questions from your son or daughter (even if they don’t exactly articulate it out loud)? You’re not alone; prescription pill abuse has become a public health crisis in Georgia, and across the United States. Over 130 Americans die every day of an opioid overdose, and in 2017, there […]

How to Help an Alcoholic Child

How to Help an Alcoholic Child As a parent, realizing your son or daughter’s drinking problem may have transitioned into alcoholism can be devastating. Alcoholism is a disease that can tear a family apart and can take once-healthy relationships and throw them into chaos. However, there are ways to help your child overcome this disease. […]

4 Risks of Stopping Your Medication Cold Turkey

The human body is always attempting to maintain homeostasis or balance, and for this reason, many medications that are taken for a long period of time cause the body to adapt and change. Therefore, stopping a medication, like clonazepam, abruptly can sometimes unbalance the system and can lead to uncomfortable and possibly dangerous withdrawal symptoms. […]