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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...

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...

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...

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...

Watching someone use drugs or drink to excess is a difficult thing to go through. It can produce feelings of hopelessness, frustration, even depression. Moreover, it can reach the point where you want to intervene, such as sending the person to rehab.  Can I Force Someone...

Many people eagerly anticipate the holiday season because it is nostalgic or provides an opportunity to enjoy favorite foods or traditions. However, the holidays are stressful for many people, bringing family obligations, packed schedules and the pressure to spend time and money picking out the...

Driving while intoxicated is a serious offense that leads to severe legal consequences in every state, including jail time, steep fines and the suspension of driving privileges. Some people with a drinking and driving charge on their record also struggle to find work, as many...