Process Addiction

Dear Lauren, My father has become severely addicted to gambling. After my mother died, he got severely depressed, and found comfort at online gambling tables. He not only does it online but at nearby casinos at least three times a week. He has spent all of his retirement savings at the casinos and has racked […]

Relapse Prevention

Dear Lauren, I have made a complete 180 in my life. Just last year I was homeless, jobless, and alone. I was addicted to painkillers, heroin, and methamphetamine. I drank all day and night long and begged for money on street corners. I hadn’t seen my family for years. Then my brother reached out to […]

Alcohol Assessment

Taking an alcohol assessment can be a very nervewracking task. By seeking out this kind of help, you are admitting there is a possibility that you may have a drinking problem. Do not be afraid. It can save your life, or the life of a loved one. An alcohol assessment will help you determine if […]

Dual Diagnosis Programs

Recovery programs for drug addiction Our society is at a point where we do not take mental health as seriously as we should. Suicide rates in young adults is steadily growing, and a recent study found that 45 percent of teens claimed to always be stressed. When stress and other mental health issues are not […]

Signs of Alcoholism

Alcohol Poisoning Dear Lauren,             Next week my son is going to his first party of his freshman year. I’m not oblivious, I know that there will most likely be drinking there. I warned my sons of all of the dangers of alcohol on his body, with the law, and with me. I know the […]

Drug Trafficking

We use the Internet for pretty much anything. You can easily log onto a number of websites and hire people for services or buy products. Parents can use trusted websites to find care takers for their children, pet owners can find dog walkers and house sitters, and students can buy textbooks for their classes. These […]

Rapid Opioid Detox

Rapid opioid detox Dear Lauren,             Unfortunately I have suffered from opioid addiction for several years. Six years ago I broke my back in a boating accident and after weeks of surgery I was finally released from the hospital. After getting home I started to experience severe pain. Over-the-counter drugs just did not cut it. […]