Consequences of Teenage Drinking

An alarming number of young people are consuming alcohol nowadays, often binging on the weekends and combining drinking with drug experimentation. These risky behaviors are causing health problems with consequences that will have to be dealt with throughout their adult lives. I should know. I was once that teenage drinker turned alcoholic. As such, these […]

Families and the Hardships of Addiction

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on average 100 people die every day in the United States from drug overdoses. Most involve prescription drugs. This is a huge number of preventable deaths that unfortunately affects close friends and family members, including many children. Prescription drug abuse is a major growing public […]

Consequences and Addiction Recovery

Often family members are hesitant to confront an addict about the problems associated with her addictive behavior, out of fear that the addict will dissociate herself from the family.  “It’s better that I know where she is…” is a comment made frequently by family members.  However, if there are never any consequences in the family […]