Tag Archives: finding support

The surgeon general announces that marijuana does, in fact, have an affect on brain development

How much do we know about marijuana and the effects that are caused in the brain? Bonus: the surgeon general’s statement Are we aware of the affects of marijuana? Let’s start with how it is composed. Marijuana refers to dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds of the Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica plant, a plant […]

Is Alcoholism Hereditary?

Is Alcoholism Hereditary? It is said: «of alcoholic parents, alcoholic children». But this is not entirely true. The alcoholic behavior of your dad, your mom or your uncle, will not necessarily cause you or your children alcoholism. There is much talk about the genetic factor (and this factor only explains about 50% of the phenomenon), […]

Getting Back to Work After Treatment

Substance abuse can be destructive in all aspects of life. We commonly see those painful outcomes through health complications, estranged family members, broken marriages/relationships, and financial distress. While each of those situations is unraveling, addicts often experience instability in their jobs. As someone starts their recovery journey and begins setting goals, finding employment may be […]