In the world of addiction and recovery, the term "rock bottom" shares significance to many people. It's a common sentiment that a person has to hit his or her rock bottom — in other words, end up in a highly undesirable situation as a result of addiction — before feeling compelled to seek treatment. Of course, one person's rock bottom isn't the same as another person's, and this can mean that you may struggle to know exactly when you've reached this point.
14 April 2018
For a parent to watch their child dwindle away because of cancer, remaining strong and emotionally able to provide everything that child needs can be a huge challenge. If you are caring for a terminally ill child, you may have times that leave you exhausted and overwhelmed. You may also have times when you feel like you just can't do it anymore and you may feel alone. Learn more about you can get the kind the emotional support you need for one of the hardest challenges any parent could ever face.
22 July 2016
Substance abuse problems can wreak havoc on the life of an addict, and it also is typically extremely detrimental to their relationships. If your spouse has suffered with addiction, you are likely overjoyed when they are ready to commit to their own recovery. However, that doesn't mean that things will be smooth sailing from then on. According to the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, the effects of an addiction can be long-reaching, but counseling and addiction treatment can help both the recovering addicts and their spouse.
27 May 2016
It is not uncommon for teenagers to be moody at times. This is often due to the natural change in their hormones that can leave them smiling at one minute and crying at another. However, severe moodiness may be a sign that something more serious is going on. For many reasons, teenagers suffer from mental and emotional problems that may not have been as evident during their childhood. These are some common mental and emotional health conditions that teenagers commonly suffer from.
4 April 2016
When you suffer from clinical depression, you often feel stuck in your current situation and state of mind. This is one of the common symptoms of depression and can carry over into your feelings about your treatment program. While cognitive therapy and prescription medications are the primary conventional treatments for your clinical depression, you may be interested in additional treatment options that can complement your conventional treatments. After all, depression has many different symptoms and the more holistic or comprehensive your treatments are, the more quickly and successfully you will be able to overcome your depression.
4 February 2016
You may think that if your child was using drugs, you would easily catch on and stop the problem before it starts. However, teens are quite innovative, creative, and illusive when it comes to getting by with things that they know you won't like, and they could easily be talking about drugs with their friends without you knowing a thing. If you want to keep close tabs on your teenager, it is a good idea as a parent to get to know some of the language that is used when describing certain drugs so you can better understand just what your children are talking about.
21 December 2015
All families go through problems, but there are times when families are faced with a major issue that could have negative effects on the children involved. While major family issues do not always cause problems for the children involved, they can in some cases. If your family is suffering because your spouse is struggling with an addiction, you may want to minimize the damage and effects on your children. Here are three benefits your kids might experience if you seek help for this issue by visiting a family counselor.
11 November 2015