Gordon Dickler shares his tips on why teens will drink or use drugs.
LEARN – Why?
FAMILIES—not just the person with the substance use disorder—need help, too.
We treat family addiction not because if we fix the other family members the addict will be cured, but because everyone is suffering and looking for a solution outside of themselves.
It is often mistakenly assumed that drug abusers lack moral principles or willpower. In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting takes more than will or good intentions.
Expert clinician explains how family therapy can effectively address the systemic dynamics of substance abuse.
As much as half of a person’s risk of becoming addicted to nicotine, alcohol, or other drugs depends on his or her genetic makeup.