Parent Resources

What Is Gabapentin?

In 2018, Gabapentin was the 5th most prescribed drug in the nation. Today, it is quickly raising alarms as a substance that has a high risk of addiction and abuse. The drug, which is commonly prescribed under the brand-name Neurontin, is used to treat seizures, neuropathic conditions, and pain. Today, states across [...]

2019-04-30T06:06:23-07:00

What Does Cocaine Do to You?

Cocaine is abused by more than 1.5 million people in the United States, making it one of the most popular street drugs in the country. Despite being illegal since the 1970s, cocaine remains popular for both one-off and long-term use, with many considering cocaine to be relatively harmless and less addictive than [...]

2019-03-26T18:05:56-07:00

Facts About Alcoholism

Alcoholism, or alcohol use disorder, is one of the most common diseases in the United States. With an estimated 24.7 million Americans meeting criterion for alcohol use disorder, 12.5% or 1 in 8 Americans has a problem. At the same time, alcohol use is both popularized and glamorized, with binge drinking being the norm. [...]

2019-03-01T00:03:05-07:00

Benefits of Long-Term Drug Rehab

Most people know drug rehab as a short 30-day stay in a treatment center, followed by either no program or light support in the form of a 12-step group or similar self-help group. Long-term rehab subverts this standard model of 30-day treatment to make room for patients who need longer-term care. Rather than creating [...]

2019-01-17T18:21:28-07:00

How to Detach from an Addict with Love

With over 24.5 million people in the United States addicted to a substance, and an estimated 1 in 10 suffering from a substance use disorder at some point in their lives, one in four Americans knows an addict. While many people only suffer from addiction for brief periods, they go on to affect their friends, [...]

2018-12-19T05:31:39-07:00

How Do I Find Addiction Treatment that Works?

If you or a loved one is addicted to drugs or alcohol, there is help available. Modern addiction treatment facilities offer high-quality care based on scientific research and therapy, designed to truly help individuals suffering from substance use disorder. Unfortunately, addiction treatment is relatively poorly regulated in comparison to many other medical services. Addiction treatment [...]

2018-11-13T12:25:51-07:00

What to Do When Your Child is Using Drugs

Whether you’ve caught your child with drugs or suspect they may be using, taking the right course of action and quickly, is crucial to preventing the situation from becoming worse. As a parent, your first instinct is likely to over react without stepping back to evaluate the situation or giving your child space to [...]

2018-08-24T07:47:50-07:00

What is a Sober Companion

Going into recovery on your own can be a difficult and often intimidating process. Leaving a residential addiction treatment program and going back into the world on your own is often more so, simply because many people often go from a safe and very well supported environment back into the same situation where they [...]

2018-08-25T09:26:25-07:00

Eight Things I Learned as the Child of an Alcoholic

The most important thing my mother's drinking taught me was how not to act with others. Although, for many years, I wasn't really benefiting from that knowledge. I was allowing it to make me bitter instead. I resented people who grew up in sober homes, and went out of my way just to thumb my [...]

2018-12-13T11:54:04-07:00