Resources for Parents of Addicts

Raising children is not easy and raising a child who has struggled with addiction to drugs and alcohol is even more challenging. Whether your child is an adolescent or an adult struggling with substance abuse, addiction challenges the…

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Benefits of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Rehab

The clinical benefits of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) has been studied in a variety of physical and mental health conditions. The use of animals in a therapeutic setting can be traced back historically and the first scientific journal article…

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I Got a DUI in California. Do I Need Rehab?

Drunk driving fatalities in the US have decreased by nearly 50% since the 1980s, however alcohol and substance impaired driving remains a serious problem. In 2018, according to the US Department of Transportation, 29% of total motor vehicle…

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How to Cope With Addiction in Marriage

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly 25 million people are in a marriage where one spouse is suffering from alcohol or drug addiction. Whether the spouse’s struggle is somewhat new or the spouse’s…

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Deadliest Drugs in the U.S.

According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), nearly 841,000 people have died since 1999 from a drug overdose. In the US, over 70,000 deaths were attributed to overdose in 2019 alone. Opioids, mainly synthetic opioids (in particular…

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What is Experiential Therapy?

Experiential therapy is a therapeutic technique developed in the 1970s that uses different expressive tools and activities to help a patient reenact or re-experience certain emotional situations from their past. Experiential therapy is a category of hands-on, interactive…

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Signs of Overdose and What You Should Do

Drug overdoses have become rampant in the US, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there have been more than 841,000 drug overdose deaths since 1999. In particular, there has been a rise in fentanyl-related…

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