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Addiction Advice

For patients and families Advice for people who are struggling with addiction - either themselves, or because of a family member or friend. In this section we aim to inform, advise and give hope. Please contact us if you would like us to address a particular issue.

10 Ways You Can Achieve Your Goals in Recovery

September 28, 2017 in Addiction Advice

It's important for patients in addiction recovery to have attainable goals that they can pursue and achieve. It's great for confidence and builds momentum for ongoing success. Read more

The Possible Reasons Some People Become Alcoholics

September 28, 2017 in Addiction Advice

Many in recovery for alcoholism find it mystifying that some people become alcoholics and others do not. Many factors go into this determination and understanding your risks can help to avoid potentially fatal addictions. Read more

The Dangers of Mixing Meth with Alcohol

September 26, 2017 in Addiction Advice

Meth and Alcohol are both very dangerous drugs, especially in large quantities, but the dangers of mixing meth with alcohol outweigh their individual risks and create exponential trouble. Read more

The Path from Prescription Drugs to Addiction

September 25, 2017 in Addiction Advice

Opioid addiction is sweeping the western world in record numbers thanks to the easy availability of prescription painkillers. These painkiller addictions are gateways to street drugs like heroin, which is far more dangerous. Read more

Family Communication Dynamics and Addiction

September 22, 2017 in Addiction Advice

The most important asset that a person in addiction recovery has is their family, which makes family communication dynamics extra important for families overcoming addiction. Read more

Affluence May Be a Barrier to Recovery

September 21, 2017 in Addiction Advice

There are many challenges to overcome in active recovery from addiction but affluence may be a barrier to recovery, as its affects are quite unique to a small population and often difficult to properly identify. Read more

The Challenge of Admitting Addiction is a Problem

September 20, 2017 in Addiction Advice

The first step to dealing with addiction is to admit that you have a problem, but the challenge of admitting to an addiction problem can be a major hurdle for folks with severe substance addiction. Read more

How to Move Past Fear in Recovery

September 20, 2017 in Addiction Advice

Fear is a significant motivator in all aspects of our life but fear can be particularly debilitating for addicts in recovery. Learn to harness your emotions and move past fear in recovery. Read more

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