Substance Use Tag

8 Tips for Maintaining a Strong Recovery from Addiction in College

Drinking has long been part of college life in America. This isn’t just a stereotype perpetuated by movies like Animal House. Studies show that college students do drink significantly more than their non-college peers. One study of twins found that binge drinking seems to account...

How to Write a Great Intervention Letter

An intervention is typically a last resort to try to convince a family member to accept treatment for a substance use disorder. By the time a family stages an intervention, they have probably tried everything else. Most people are familiar with the basic idea of...

How to Spot a Relapse Before it Happens

Relapse is common in addiction recovery. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, between 40 and 60 percent of people who are treated for addiction will relapse within a year. A relapse has serious consequences. Most overdoses happen after a period of sobriety...

Brain Dysfunction and Addiction: What You Need to Know

Addiction is such a complex disorder that it’s hard to understand for outsiders looking in. On the outside, society sees a person who is struggling – with their identity, with their families, with their career paths, with society. There’s much more going on underneath, however...