teen dealing with alcohol dependence

Alcohol Dependence

Teens use alcohol more than any other drug. This tends to be probably due in part to the fact that it’s widely available and socially acceptable. Underage drinking is the rule rather than the exception at most teen parties. It’s even seen by many adults as a rite of passage. However, recreational drinking can turn…

nervous woman in therapy for addictive personality

Addictive Personality

Why is it that some people can use alcohol or drugs recreationally without difficulty while others become trapped in the downward spiral of addiction? This is a question that individuals, families, and professionals in the field of chemical dependence have been asking for a long time. One theory is that those who become dangerously dependent…

therapist leading family counseling session

Family Counseling

Eating and substance abuse disorders do not just affect the teen or young adult who is directly experiencing them. They also have a profound impact on relationships with friends and relatives. For that reason, treatment should also involve parents, siblings and sometimes even close friends since a strong network can provide invaluable support during the…