a young man looking out the window thinking about his friends addictive behaviors

Addictive Behaviors That Should Concern You

Addiction can affect anyone, regardless of their background. Many people display signs of addiction when they begin to struggle with dependency. If you are noticing addictive behaviors in yourself or others, help is available. Sometimes it is hard to look at a situation objectively. If you notice that you or a loved one is dealing…

a woman concerned about her friend showing signs of drug use

How to Notice the Signs of Drug Use

Drug use does not discriminate. It can affect any person from any background. It is never easy coming to terms with a loved one’s addiction. There’s something different about your loved one’s life. Being able to identify an addiction might be difficult. Something’s changing, and it’s not changing for the better. It is important to…

a doctor taking notes with a patient during addiction counseling

What is Addiction Counseling?

Addiction is a complex disease that affects millions of people every year. Physical dependence on a chemical substance plays a large role in addiction. However, psychological dependence also contributes to the struggle. Many people find they have to make major adjustments to their lifestyle to achieve lasting recovery. Addiction counseling can help with all of…

a doctor talking to patients about the many benefits of group therapy

The Benefits of Group Therapy

Therapy has proven beneficial for ages. Having someone to talk and listen to your issues is helpful. Further, having someone help you reflect on things from a different standpoint or bring new strategies to light is useful. But what about group therapy? Are there any benefits of group therapy that are worth acknowledging? What is Group…