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Nobody knows exactly the right thing to say every time, and starting that conversation becomes especially challenging when you are trying to reach someone who is struggling with clinical depression. While you might feel awkward or uncertain about bringing up the topic, it can make...

Addiction can cause extreme pain for the person struggling, as well as everyone around them. When someone you love is living with addiction, you may be feeling a host of emotions you don't know what to do with, and it can feel overwhelming to balance your emotional needs...

Getting an addict to agree to commit to rehab can be a struggle. When planning to confront someone you care about who has an addiction, you need to prepare yourself for this challenging conversation. In many ways, when you are trying to get a family member or friend...

While it’s both understandable and admirable to try to beat your addiction on your own, going solo doesn’t offer you the support system you need to succeed. Prolonged substance abuse changes brain chemistry and robs people of their ability to make good decisions, among other...

Have you ever gone to work high or hung over? How did it affect your performance that day? Lost productivity and poor decision-making abilities are only two of the many aspects of substance misuse in the workplace. Others include health care, disability and workers’ compensation expenses, as well as...

Opioid abuse and addiction is one of the most severe health problems your loved one can face. Opiate addiction has grown even more dangerous thanks to stricter guidelines that make opioid prescription drugs more difficult to obtain, which often force those who are addicted to...

Addiction is an equal-opportunity disease. It doesn’t discriminate about who falls prey to developing it, nor does it care about how successful its sufferers may be in other aspects of their lives. People who have high-pressure jobs in running companies they founded are often more susceptible to...

The disease of addiction erodes the substance abuser’s health and relationships, but these losses are only one component of the story. Addicts and their families also eventually pay a significant financial cost, both in terms of the price of the substance of choice and in lost wages and...

The disease of addiction affects millions of people in the U.S., but unfortunately, only a small fraction ever seek the life-changing help they need. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, only about 18...

Rich Whitman and Dr. Melissa Deuter are a fantastic team when it comes to difficult cases in which people who need help are reluctant to get it. In the video above, they share how they work collaboratively, Helping Someone Who Doesn’t Want Help. They have seen time and time...

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