Addiction and Relationships
New Years Resolutions for Addictive Personalities
Do you have an addictive personality? Want to make changes in your life? Make a new year's resolution that will deal with your most stubborn habits and addictions.
Evidence-Based Therapy for Addiction
Therapy for addiction is big business. And people struggling with addictions, and their loved ones, are often desperate by the time they seek help, but are overwhelmed with the multitude of options promising a new life free of alcohol and drugs, while real life stories warn of relapse and life savings thrown away on ineffective scams. So how can you make a wise decision when you don't know what is truly effective? The main evidence-based therapies for addiction are covered in this article.
Internet Dating Safety Tips for Women
Internet dating is a way that single women can find a partner without the awkwardness of in-person introductions. But it does carry risks, so follow these tips when meeting a date you have met online.
Do Drug and Alcohol Interventions Work with Teens?
Parents are often horrified to discover that their teenage child has used drugs. Many wonder whether interventions, such as those featured on reality shows, could help. But rushing into an intervention could do more harm than good.
What is it Like for a Kid Whose Parents Drink Too Much
What is it like for a child whose father or mother drinks too much alcohol? Many parents convince themselves that drinking around their kids is OK, but it can be harmful.
Why Your Kids Need to Recognize Marijuana
Parents worry about how to talk to their kids honestly about marijuana use. It can seem safest to avoid the subject altogether. But is it?
Enabling Relationships and Addiction
While the decision to use drugs is made by the individual, friends, family and even physicians can enable drug use.
Drug Use Etiquette Can Harm Your Health
Etiquette isn't just for the upper class and the old fashioned -- it applies to drug use as well. But it can do more harm than good.
How Relationships Influence Teen Substance Use
Concerned about your teenage child's friends? Certain types of relationships can increase risk of substance use in teens.