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Hoarding is a compulsion that causes people to hang on to possessions that may seem worthless or of low value. A hoarding habit can be problematic when these items accumulate to a point that they fill up someone’s home and prevent them from fully accessing...

It can be sad and scary to watch someone you love becoming increasingly dependent on a repetitive behavior like gaming. As the urge takes over their life, it becomes all-consuming, quickly crossing the line between a hobby and a preoccupation. If a person you care...

Interventions are complicated, and they become even more so if both people in a relationship have substance use disorders. Friends and family members can still stage interventions in these instances with the help of a trained professional. Today, we'll talk about what you need to...

Substance use disorders are a common health concern. The problem is that only around 1 in 10 people who are suffering receive treatment.1 If you have a loved one battling an addiction, you may find yourself in the middle of a tough road. Whether you're enabling...

Anxiety disorders affect nearly 30% of the population, making them the most common mental health diagnoses, according to the American Psychiatric Association. With so many people experiencing symptoms of anxiety, it’s easy to overlook the potential severity of these disorders. However, this type of mental...

July 11th is Benzodiazepine Awareness Day. This day aims to bring recognition to the dangers of long-term use and misuse of the substance. Medical professionals frequently prescribe these drugs, but they carry a risk of dependence, especially when used over long periods of time. Because...

Involuntary treatment, also referred to as involuntary commitment, is a controversial topic. However, some may never choose to seek care for themselves, and involuntary commitment may be necessary in these extreme cases. What is Involuntary Treatment? Involuntary treatment is a legal process in which a person is...

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...