One of the most common symptoms of addiction is denial that a problem exists.  This is true of drug addiction as well as alcohol dependency and compulsive unhealthy behaviors like gambling.  Teenagers who are suffering from addiction are just as likely as adults to deny that they need drug treatment.  Parents and other family members…

An interventionist is a healthcare professional who assists families, friends and employers who are struggling with an individual’s addictive behavior.  This may include drug and alcohol addiction as well as gambling or sex addiction, eating disorders and other compulsive behaviors with unhealthy consequences.  The interventionist will facilitate a group meeting with the goal of getting…

Prescription drug abuse and addiction is currently on the rise in the U.S.  According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 20 percent of people in the nation have abused prescription drugs by taking them for non-medical reasons.  The ease of obtaining prescription drugs and the common misconception that they are less harmful than…