co-occurring disorders

Getting Help with Co-Occurring Disorders

Every year, millions of people around the world suffer from substance abuse disorder. Unfortunately, many of them experience mental issues and substance abuse disorders simultaneously. Until the 1990s, people with mental health and substance abuse issues typically received treatment for one condition at a time. Often, these treatments did not occur at the same facility…

addiction rehab

Your First Days in Addiction Rehab

The first days of rehab can be daunting. For many, it’s the first time in years that they will do something new without the assistance of drugs or alcohol. Not only are clients thrust into an entirely new environment, but they are also meeting new people for the first time in years. Clients have to…

alcohol awareness month

What Is Alcohol Awareness Month?

Alcohol Awareness Month is a public health program organized by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). The program’s goal is to increase outreach and education about the dangers of alcoholism and issues related to alcohol. The program was started in 1987 to educate college-aged students who took advantage of their newfound freedom…