Many people with eating disorders turn to drugs or alcohol to ease their emotional or physical pain or to help them reach their weight loss goals. Unfortunately, these self-destructive behaviors only fuel each other and worsen the person’s state of mind, overall health, and well-being. Understanding eating disorders and addiction and how they fuel each other can help you get the right type of help and treatment to recover.
As the side effects of the unresolved grief and substance abuse worsen, the issues are compounded, creating significant psychological, spiritual, and physical turmoil. Without treatment and support, it is challenging to work through these complex issues and find hope. If you or a loved one feels stuck in a cycle of grief and substance abuse, there is a way out. Learning more about how substance abuse and grief relate to each other may help you understand why professional treatment is often necessary to heal.
Updated on July 8th, 2020 Many addicted people are searching for an easy solution and a quick way to get sober. There are plenty of at-home and online programs that offer “How to Get Sober” guides, but are they really effective for long-term sobriety? If getting sober without rehab is your intention, there’s nothing that […]
Drug abuse affects your family in ways that are harmful and damaging, but your teen isn’t abusing drugs out of malice. Addiction is a disease that compels them to seek out and take drugs, despite the negative consequences. Once a teenager is addicted to drugs, the brain and body have undergone changes that make it hard to stop. The disease then spreads to the rest of the family because it’s a system of closely related parts. Once one part is affected, all are affected.
Peer pressure from children’s friends in school can have a high impact on decisions they make. Friends play a significant role in how your child makes decisions. When your child hangs out with kids who do certain things, the tendency for your child to join in greatly increases. A study done by Columbia University found that a child is six times more likely to have an alcoholic drink if they have friends who drink.1
Many cases of drug abuse involve prescription medications or well-known street drugs like heroin or cocaine. While these might be the most common ways people attempt to get high, many other methods exist. You may have heard of a few of these unusual drug alternatives, but others might surprise you. In this article, we’ll look […]
Drug addiction does not discriminate, it doesn’t care if your rich or poor, famous or unknown, a man or woman, it doesn’t care what race or age you are. Many people can relate first hand to the effects of the drug epidemic in America, and parents are crying out with pleas of help. Everyone connected […]
It’s not uncommon for mental disorders like depression to accompany addiction. According to the latest 2020 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the percentage of adults with both a serious mental illness and a substance use disorder increased from 2.3 million in 2015 to 3.6 million in 2019.1 In these instances, […]