Why Is Family Therapy an Important Part of a Recovery Curriculum?

Addiction is a progressive, chronic illness that affects every member of a family when it strikes.With the destructive force of a tidal wave, a substance use problem or a compulsive behavior can cause unimaginable damage to an entire family or friend group, straining relationships and impeding communication. Addiction treatment that involves some type of family […]

Nature vs. Nurture: Is the Disease of Addiction Genetic?

Addiction is as complex as it is indiscriminate. Nobody ever intends to become an addict. With the high rates of addiction in the United States, it can happen to anyone. Almost all people been affected by alcoholism or drug addiction in some way. Because of the genetic factors of addiction, having a family member who […]

Taking the Fear Out of Rehab

Rehab is something you absolutely don’t need to be afraid of. Contrary to what you might think, it’s not filled with bleak hallways and cell-style rooms where people sit in circles, shamefully revealing their stories and repenting the various misdemeanors that come with a life of addiction. In fact, many people report having very positive […]

Anxiety, Genetics and Addiction

Anxiety is one of those disorders that often finds sufferers looked down on or misunderstood. After all, can’t they just “get over it”? Well-meaning loved ones try to reason it away and frustrated friends try to talk you out of feeling the way you do. As with many other mental health issues, it’s not very […]