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Helping convince someone you care about to get professional help for a drug or alcohol addiction, especially when they are in denial about the extent of their disease, can feel like a daunting task. However, if you know someone whose self-destructive behavior is harming your...

It’s February — the month when winter begins to wear out its welcome. Even though the days are getting slightly longer, the weather is still cold, snowy and icy across much of the country. Nasty winter weather, combined with seemingly endless dreary, overcast days, can...

It’s easy to think high achievers have a magic formula for success; that it’s a seamless process of setting goals, tackling problems and achieving results. These “Type-A personalities” are believed to have vision, imagination, drive and commitment—along with an irrational love for risk-taking. Dynamic high...

After the mid-winter holidays, getting back in the school groove can be tough—and spring semester comes with its own set of challenges. Not only is the return to structured classwork and daily teacher interaction sometimes hard to manage, but students who slacked off during fall...

Opiate abuse and addiction is the fastest-growing substance use problem in the United States, and treatment for opiate addiction requires long-term management. Behavioral interventions alone have poor outcomes, with upwards of 80% of patients returning to drug use. acording to the National Institute of Health...

A guest post from Chris P. I had my first cigarette and drink at around aged 15. What I didn’t know at the time, was that I was a drug addict and alcoholic in the making. I would abuse anything I could get my hands on,...