Alcohol Abuse

What is Alcohol Poisoning?

Alcohol is the most commonly consumed substance in the world, with roughly 86% of the United States population drinking at least occasionally. At the same time, 24.5 million Americans suffer from an alcohol abuse problem, meaning that they frequently binge or drink too much. While alcohol is widely accepted, and most people assume relatively [...]

2018-09-24T11:00:21+00:00 0 Comments

What is a High Functioning Addict?

When most of us think of addiction we think of people who are lazy, unable to perform their job, constantly out of it, and typically, jobless. Few of us think of high performers, excelling at their school, job, or family life – but the truth is that millions of addicts are high functioning. As [...]

2018-08-30T08:30:04+00:00 0 Comments

Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Addiction

Narcissistic Personality Disorder or NPD is a diagnosed mental disorder in which a person suffers from an exaggerated sense of self-importance coupled with an excessive need for positive attention or admiration and the inability to understand or empathize with the feelings of others. While the term 'narcissist' is often used to describe anyone expressing [...]

2018-08-30T08:45:27+00:00 0 Comments

7 Common Characteristics of Adult Children of Alcoholics

Data shows that more than 11% of children live with an adult who is addicted to a substance, nearly one in four U.S. children know an adult addict, and about 28 million children live with alcoholics. While levels of substance use, and their impact on family hierarchy and relationships vary considerably, Children of Alcoholics [...]

2018-08-30T09:01:05+00:00 0 Comments

Substance Abuse in Aging Populations

Most people are aware that substance abuse in the United States is rampant, with millions addicted or dependent on substances like alcohol and opioids. But, when most of us think of addiction, we think of younger people, typically between the ages of 18 and 30 and typically, not seniors. While it's true that substance [...]

2018-08-30T09:11:01+00:00 0 Comments

The Correlation Between Stress and Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse affects millions of adults every year, with some studies showing that as much as 29% of the population binge drinks regularly. This is further compounded by the fact that alcohol abuse and addiction costs the U.S. more than $200 billion annually, through alcohol related accidents, injuries, and errors. Stress is widely recognized [...]

2018-09-03T08:20:03+00:00 0 Comments

When a Child and Parent Share an Addiction

More than 24 million Americans suffer from some form of substance use disorder, and as a result, nearly 25% of children are exposed to substance abusers and addicts at least once during their childhood. These children then go on to become more prone to developing addictions themselves, either as a means of coping, lashing out at [...]

2018-09-03T08:32:48+00:00 0 Comments

What is an Interventionist?

An intervention works to persuade someone with a drug or alcohol problem to seek help. Successful interventions are structured, solutions oriented, and well-planned, with the goal of showing love and caring to a person with substance use problems and using that as motivation to get them into rehab. Unfortunately, most families and loved ones [...]

2018-10-28T09:06:16+00:00 0 Comments

Estate Planning for Addicts

Given the current epidemic of addiction in our society, it's natural that many families have a child who is addicted to drugs or alcohol. Estate planning for addicts can be emotionally and mentally difficult, because you likely do not want to disown your child. However, as responsible parents, you likely want to ensure that [...]

2018-09-04T23:54:51+00:00 0 Comments