Tag: help

  • Time to Act: Helping parents deal with teens and drugs

    Parents are always looking for help on how to parent when it comes to teens and drugs. Well, the new tool from drugfree.org, called Time To Act, may provide just the help parents want. The tool has separate sections for parents who fear their kids may be trying drugs or for those who know for sure. Check […]

  • Parenting advice – What’s important when it comes to teens, alcohol, and drugs

    Parents often ask us what they can do to prevent their children or teens from becoming alcoholics, drug addicts, criminals, and the likes. I’ve been all of these and more, and so I’d like to share my insight with you now that I’ve made it over to the other side: You can’t prevent anything – […]

  • Sometimes it just takes blind faith – Depression and drug use

    I don’t normally like sharing this kind of stuff, but I think that if the point of the blog is be truthful, I need to cover all bases. When it comes to depression and drug use, I have personal experience with the connection. When depression hits – Drug use and self-medication I don’t always wake […]

  • The cost of quitting alcohol and drug addiction – treatment tips for addicts

    Many users are discouraged by the cost of drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs. The treatment programs that advertise, which are normally the only ones most people hear about (you know them: Passages, Promises, Betty Ford and more) may offer services that are worthwhile, but they may not and consumers have no way to evaluate […]

  • Don’t walk this road alone – Tips for those still struggling

    Trying to quit an addiction can be challenging for many reasons. One of the biggest problems, especially at first, is the faulty learning that has taken place while using (or engaging in addictive behavior). For this reason, finding a long term residential addiction treatment option is ideal for people with severe and long addiction problems. […]

  • How can you offer addiction help?

    The question that seems to be on everybody’s mind (except perhaps that of the addict), is: SO HOW CAN I HELP ?!?!? – One of the first things you must do if you want to help someone with an addiction is to educate yourself. Obviously, you are already beginning the process by reading blogs like […]

  • VOTE FOR All About Addiction!!! We need you votes for this Health Blog contest!!!

    Wellsphere is having a contest for the best health-related blogs on the net. I know we’ve made an impact on some of our readers and many of you have told me so personally by email. By sharing my own story and knowledge about addiction I hope to make a difference in as many lives touched […]

  • Tip of the day #1

    If you think you have a problem with drugs yourself, try telling someone who isn’t involved in your drug use. Telling using buddies often leads to little in the way of solutions, but people a bit removed from the situation may have as easier time offering help.