What Is The Connection Between Depression And Alcoholism?

depression and alcoholism
For those with substance abuse disorders such as alcoholism, there are many reasons why drinking may seem like a good option. One of the most popular reasons may be to deal with stress, or even to drown out depression. But coping with depression by using alcohol can be a dangerous cycle, as one disorder often worsens … Read More

5 Tips To Maintain Sobriety During The Holiday Season

stay sober during the holidays
Though the holidays are about much more than parties and alcohol, it may not seem that way when you’re newly sober—or even after you’ve been sober for some time. In sobriety, it’s sometimes as if the presence of alcohol becomes more and more obvious as time passes. It may appear that alcohol is ingrained into … Read More

4 Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your Time In Rehab

drug rehab: how to get the most out of your stay
Let’s face it —even for those who go willingly, outpatient and inpatient rehab can be a scary, confusing, and uncertain time in life. It’s unsettling to feel vulnerable, open, and exposed. Coming off of drugs or alcohol is not always a pleasant experience, But while in rehab we have to remind ourselves that it is through feeling … Read More

5 Tips For Finding A Treatment Facility To Offer At An Intervention

How do you find a treatment program to offer at the intervention?
When planning an intervention to help a loved one struggling with addiction, a crucial part of the process is having a treatment option thoroughly researched and available and ready if the addict or alcoholic decides to accept professional help during the intervention. This can be an overwhelming and stressful aspect of the intervention planning process, as there … Read More

What Is the Systemic Family Intervention Model?

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If you are an alcoholic or addict, or have a loved one who is, you’ve likely heard of an intervention—a meeting set up by friends and family in order to confront an alcoholic or addict about their substance abuse issues. However, there are different approaches that can be taken when it comes to interventions, and … Read More

5 Keys to Writing an Intervention Letter

lovesick young woman writing letter with broken heart
When it comes to an intervention, there are various ways people involved may choose to communicate with their loved ones, including writing a letter. Depending on the type of intervention being planned, a letter may or may not serve a purpose. Sometimes, if a person cannot be present at an intervention, they choose to write … Read More

13 Tips For Staging A Successful Intervention

woman comforting her friend during an intervention
It can be difficult to watch a loved one struggle with addiction. It can also be difficult to know how and when to step in and attempt to intervene, which is why doing so in the right manner is so important. When family and friends attempt to step in and express concern about someone’s addictive … Read More