how addiction affects children

Different Ways Addiction Affects Children

When a parent, sibling, or other close family member suffers from addiction, a child can be impacted in various ways. Evidence indicates that a child’s environment when growing up and their brain is developing affects their life’s outcome, including personality traits, beliefs, as well as mental and physical health. Learning how addiction affects children is…

National Prescription Take-Back Day

National Prescription Take-Back Day

Many people take prescription medications. Sometimes, they will start one and stop it shortly after because of side effects. Other times, they’ll be prescribed more than they need. In those cases, it’s important to return the unused medications to a pharmacy or other approved location. Doing this helps prevent those medications from being used by…

alcohol awareness month

Observing Alcohol Awareness Month

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence started Alcohol Awareness Month to help educate the public on alcohol addiction. It had an original intention to target college-aged students, but today it’s used to provide education to people of all ages. This Alcohol Awareness Month, find ways to give back to the community or reach…

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Practicing Relapse Prevention in Quarantine

Addiction recovery is an ongoing process. Leaving rehab and returning to everyday life can bring about new challenges but also new opportunities to create a healthy future. Quarantine has become an added challenge for many people. It’s even put many people at risk simply because of the isolation it brings. Relapse prevention techniques can help.…