Mom comforting daughter during drug addiction intervention

3 Tips for Family Drug Addiction Intervention

A drug addiction intervention is often portrayed as a single event organized by loved ones to help someone. This may work for some families, but intervention can also take place through several conversations over time. And a drug addiction intervention can also mean treatment itself, like family-based interventions that are often to both prevent and…

a doctor explaining to a patient how to help a drug addict

Ways You Can Help A Drug Addict

Family and friends who try to help a drug addict get a lot of mixed messages: “You’re one of the single greatest influences in your loved one’s life.” “You didn’t cause it, you can’t cure it and you can’t control it.” The first statement and the “three Cs” of addiction recovery are often both true,…

a woman wondering Can You Go to Rehab for Depression?

Can You Go to Rehab for Depression?

The leading cause of disability, major depressive disorder impacts about 16.1 million adults and 25 million people of all ages in the U.S., and more than 300 million people worldwide. Depression is a serious but treatable mental health disorder characterized by intense feelings of sadness, emptiness, hopelessness, anger, or apathy. Although many people respond to…