How to Help an Addict or Alcoholic Who Doesn’t Want Help

How to Help an Addict or Alcoholic Who Doesn’t Want Help

It’s been said many times that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Fortunately, the first step in watching a loved one struggle with addiction can be one of the hardest experiences to go through. Oftentimes a friend or family member will...
The Relationship Between ADHD & Addiction

The Relationship Between ADHD & Addiction

The Relationship Between ADHD & Addiction Table of Contents According to the CDC, about 9.4% of American children have ever been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder4. This is a disorder that can continue into adulthood. By some estimates, 4.4% of...
A Guide to Substance Abuse Prevention for Youth

A Guide to Substance Abuse Prevention for Youth

A Guide to Substance Abuse Prevention for Youth Table of Contents 1. Why Teens Use Drugs 2. Prevention Concepts 3. Risk Factor Approach 4. Developmental Approach 5. Social Influence Approach 6. Community-Specific Approach 7. Consequences of Teen Drug Abuse 8. Signs of...
Understanding the Risk: Alcohol, Drugs & Birth Defects

Understanding the Risk: Alcohol, Drugs & Birth Defects

Understanding the Risk: Alcohol, Drugs, & Birth Defects Table of Contents Pregnancy is a beautiful time for most families. As you start to prepare for your family’s new addition, you tend to go the extra mile to help ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy. In the...
Top 10 Most Common Addictions

Top 10 Most Common Addictions

Top 10 Most Common Addictions Did you know cigarettes cost the United States over $193 billion every year in medical expenses and lost productivity? Even with different drug addiction campaigns, it's no secret that the drug menace is not about to end. But which drugs...
Am I an Addict

Am I an Addict

Am I an Addict? Addiction Self Test The most recent report from the National Institute on Drug Abuse found that in San Diego and surrounding areas, the use of substances like heroin and methamphetamine were on the rise 1. However, the report fails to make the...
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