Six Ways to Protect Your Recovery During the Pandemic

Six Ways to Protect Your Recovery During the Pandemic

Covid19 has all of us stressed with changes we did not want. For those who are in recovery, this is doubly true, the stress and anxiety of the pandemic is high, and then the isolation ratchets it up even more.  So, how do you protect your recovery during a...
Helping versus Enabling Know the Difference

Helping versus Enabling Know the Difference

We all want to help a family member or friend who has become addicted to alcohol or drugs. It is how we help them that determine if we are guiding them in the right direction. And, what do we do when they refuse genuine help? As a family member or friend, are you...
Truth about the Top 9 Dangerous Myths about Heroin

Truth about the Top 9 Dangerous Myths about Heroin

There are still myths about heroin today, even with all the studies and research that has been done on heroin.  Let’s look at the top 9 myths. The myths of heroin Heroin is less risky when smoked instead of snorted. Like all myths this is false. The only thing that is...
Is Your Teen Hiding Their Alcohol Abuse

Is Your Teen Hiding Their Alcohol Abuse

Are you concerned that your teen is hiding alcohol abuse? You are not alone. Today, about 20% of teens binge drink. For some people they can have one or two drinks and stop, for others, it is not that easy.  Alcohol has a great effect on the teenage brain than it...
High School Teens Abuse Alcohol and Marijuana the Most

High School Teens Abuse Alcohol and Marijuana the Most

As parents and grandparents of teens, you need to be aware of the choice of substances that teens abuse the most. Those two substances are alcohol and marijuana; including synthetic marijuana.  So, how do you know if your teen is abusing these substances? Do you...