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When you are worried that your loved one may be addicted to opioids, you want to know how to help. The synthetic opioid, fentanyl, can be particularly dangerous for someone with a substance use issue. You and your family may need to plan and conduct...

Addiction is generally associated with drugs or alcohol but an individual can also become addicted to a behavior, such as gambling. When you are concerned about a loved one who may seem to have an issue, a gambling addiction intervention can help, particularly as an...

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often associated with members of the military who experience it after combat; however, the anxiety disorder can affect anyone who has been through a traumatic event. Youth and adults alike can be impacted by the stress and fear. It’s important...

If you have become concerned about a family member’s behavior, your first thought might be to confront them directly. That can backfire, though, as the individual may feel threatened and retreat even further into their dangerous activities. Sometimes the concern is about the way your...

Sometimes addiction is a difficult concept for adults to understand. They may have misconceptions about what it is and how people can become addicted. These misunderstandings are the basis of the stigma attached to addiction. Explaining drug addiction to a child starts with understanding as...

Your loved one has been sad for a long time. You think it may be more than just a temporary sense of unhappiness. Knowing how to identify the signs of mental health issues and when and how to do an intervention for depression can be...

Are you noticing extreme mood swings in your loved one? Are they very happy one day and very sad the next? You may be seeing the symptoms of bipolar disorder. Knowing when it’s time to seek help can be critical for your loved one’s mental...

Your loved one has been exhibiting symptoms of an addiction. You know something needs to be done to help them, but you’re not sure where to start or what to do. Your loved one probably doesn’t see the problem or doesn’t want to acknowledge that...

When you are working your way through treatment and recovery, you may continue to struggle with certain activities. You may need someone to help you with your accountability so you can focus on what you need to do to overcome your addiction and get your...

March is Self-Harm Awareness Month. Self-harm affects people of all ages, although it is primarily thought of as something that only young people do to themselves. For youth and adults in crisis, a self-harm intervention may be necessary for their physical and mental health and...