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Balance, tolerance and compassion are essential elements to creating household harmony. However, when addiction enters the picture, life becomes much more complex for everyone involved. In this post, we’ll explain how to overcome some challenges that can occur when you share your life with an addicted...

The word “intervention” may conjure up mental images of a dramatic, surprise confrontation with a loved one who needs to seek help for their mental health or substance abuse problems. While TV depictions of interventions often make them seem unrehearsed, the reality is that successful...

Having a loved one who is struggling with an addiction is a painful process to witness. Often, family and friends feel helpless and wonder how they can support this person effectively. You may be watching someone you care about continue to make harmful decisions and...

As a parent, you are often the first to notice when something is different with your teen. They may appear more aloof and seem to be more secretive, not opening the door for conversation as often. Or you could observe a change in interests, resulting...

As the stigma surrounding mental illness declines, understanding of effective treatment methods has risen, thanks to a concerted effort to raise awareness of conditions like anxiety, depression and substance use disorders. Sadly, despite this progress, many Americans who would benefit from counseling are unlikely to...

If someone in your household uses prescription drugs to manage anxiety, chronic pain or ADHD, you should know that these medications can be dangerous, even when people take them under a doctor’s supervision. Two of the potential risks to be aware of are addiction and...

Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and can lead to an array of other health issues, including substance use disorders, heart disease and diabetes. The crushing weight of hopelessness and low self-worth may also cause people to believe the world would be better...

A majority of people tend to shy away from having hard conversations with the ones they love. It can feel intimidating, and uncertainty about the outcome of having these conversations often keeps people from engaging in them. If you are considering confronting someone you know,...

Schizophrenia is a complex mental health issue and can feel overwhelming for both the person experiencing symptoms and the loved ones who surround them. With many facets to the disorder, it’s hard to know where to start if you have concerns. Let’s talk a little...

Certain life events change the way we perceive the world around us. Going through them can alter a person’s emotional and mental state to the point where crisis intervention becomes a solution to restore them. This post delves into crisis intervention, the techniques employed, and...