violence, substance abuse, and mental illness

Violence, Substance Abuse and Mental Illness

Of the many unfortunate outcomes of substance abuse and addiction, violence is one that has significant ripple effects on families and communities. Whether it’s violence turned inward or channeled into interpersonal conflict and crime, the link is clear. Understanding the complicated relationship between alcohol and violence against oneself or others is crucial in creating effective…

the addiction detox process

Substance Abuse Detox Process

Addiction — the compulsive need to use and abuse drugs — is a severe and life-threatening condition. It strips you of money, relationships, career and health. Sometimes, addiction starts as a way to relax or have fun with friends. Other times, it results from the misuse of prescription medications given after a painful medical procedure. Regardless…

Addiction Recovery for Asian Americans

Addiction Recovery for Asian Americans

Asian Americans represent one of the biggest and most diverse ethnic groups in the U.S today. More than 15 million people identified as Asian Americans, according to census data from 2010. This group comprises over 20 sub-entities representing a variety of cultures and languages, including: Chinese Korean Japanese Laotian Vietnamese Cambodian Indonesian Hawaiian Thai Rates of…

Addiction Recovery for Veterans

Addiction Recovery for Veterans

Studies suggest that veterans are more likely to suffer from addiction than the general population. While the general populace may turn to drugs and alcohol for a variety of reasons, veterans often turn to substance use because of the difficulties they face at war and after they come back home, including PTSD and homelessness. If…