Family Resource

10 Facts You Need to Know About the Opioid Epidemic

By |2018-11-19T18:16:13+00:00November 19th, 2018|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource, Heroin, Opioids, Relapse|

The opioid epidemic was first declared a public health emergency in 2017. If you are struggling with opioid abuse or believe a loved one may be in need of addiction treatment, there are some important facts to consider as you decide how to best proceed with the recovery process. 1. Over 100 People Die of [...]

Opioid Epidemic Creates a Blurred Line Between Dependency and Abuse

By |2018-11-02T10:26:42+00:00October 8th, 2018|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource, Heroin, Opioids|

With the opioid epidemic making headlines every week, it's understandable to be worried about the risk of addiction if you or someone you love has been prescribed opioids. However, you must remember that opioid medication does play a vital role in the management of chronic pain for certain individuals. It does these patients a disservice [...]

Social Media Use in Recovery: What You Need to Know

By |2018-10-23T13:02:35+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Aftercare, Family Resource, Personal Growth|

Being in recovery means rethinking every aspect of your daily routine, including how you use social media. Your time online has the potential to either be a tool for sobriety or a threat to the recovery process. Advantages of Social Media in Recovery In some cases, social media can be an aid in the recovery [...]

Understanding the Continuum of Care in Addiction Treatment

By |2018-10-23T13:05:02+00:00June 24th, 2018|Aftercare, Family Resource, Practicing Recovery|

"Continuum of care" is a phrase that's commonly used in addiction treatment, but many people seeking help for a substance use disorder find themselves wondering exactly what this means. Essentially, continuum of care refers to having a detailed plan for what services a person needs to help him or her stay sober after seeking residential [...]

Understanding the Relationship Between Poverty and Addiction

By |2018-10-23T13:05:58+00:00June 18th, 2018|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource|

The relationship between addiction and poverty is complicated. Lower income people are slightly more likely to struggle with drug or alcohol abuse, but this doesn't necessarily mean that poverty causes addiction. In some cases, financial troubles are the result of a substance use disorder. Poverty Increases Addiction Risk Factors There are several ways in which [...]

Using Self-Help Books to Support Your Addiction Recovery

By |2018-10-23T13:09:33+00:00May 30th, 2018|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource, For Families of Addicts, Recommended Reading|

There are thousands of self-help books promising to teach readers the secret to leading a better life, including many dealing with addiction recovery. Although you can't cure drug or alcohol addiction simply by reading a book, self-help books can increase your understanding of addiction and help you figure out ways to handle cravings, codependent family [...]

Addiction Resources in Central Pennsylvania

By |2018-11-02T12:42:44+00:00May 9th, 2018|Aftercare, Family Resource|

St. Joseph Institute for Addiction's rehab programs can provide you with medically supervised detox and counseling to build the skills necessary for sobriety. However, since addiction is a chronic illness, you may find it helpful to take advantage of some of these community-based resources for ongoing support. Penn State Collegiate Recovery Center Penn State's Collegiate [...]

Is My Teen a High Functioning Addict?

By |2018-07-30T16:07:49+00:00April 24th, 2018|Family Resource|

The term high functioning addict refers to someone who is outwardly successful while inwardly struggling with addiction. In contrast to the stereotypical vision of an addict as someone who is disheveled in appearance, struggling financially, and frequently in trouble with the law, a high functioning addict appears to have it all together. People of all [...]

How to Let Go of Resentment Towards Your Addicted Parent

By |2018-07-30T11:50:38+00:00April 10th, 2018|Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|

Parents are supposed to provide their children with a source of support, strength, and unconditional love. Unfortunately, the parent-child relationship can be severely strained by the burden of addiction. Find a Way to Confront Your Feelings Parental addiction is more common than one might expect. Studies estimate that more than 28 million people in the [...]

Sober Activities for Families

By |2018-10-23T13:20:42+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Aftercare, Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|

A lasting recovery requires you to replace harmful habits with healthy alternatives. Family-friendly recreation lets you stay on track with your sobriety while making special memories with the people you care about the most. Although it's always a good idea to chat with your family to see what activities are of interest, here are some [...]