Michael's House Blog

Drug Addiction

Would the DARE Program Work or Fail If Brought Back by the Attorney General?

On This Page: Not Your Dad’s DARE Program New DARE Program Premised in Science Cops Connecting with Kids: What Really Matters Well intentioned as she was, Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” slogan in the 1980s became a mockery in schools nationwide from the first time she ever said them. Even students at low risk for … Continue reading Would the DARE Program Work or Fail If Brought Back by the Attorney General?

October 2, 2017

Family And Addiction

In Sickness and in Health: When Married Couples Face Addiction Together

The topic of addiction usually stimulates thoughts and conversations about the millions each year that develop and suffer from drug abuse. Most people immediately think about the physical, behavioral, economic and legal repercussions before exploring the implications for addicts’ families. It may be reasonable to consider the disease of addiction in this way—working from inside … Continue reading In Sickness and in Health: When Married Couples Face Addiction Together

March 31, 2016

Addiction Recovery

10 Things NOT to Do When Your Loved One Comes Home from Drug Rehab

Rehab was the first big step, but now it’s time for recovery. The excitement of feeling empowered by being sober is the honeymoon phase when people just out of treatment are optimistic but may have unrealistic expectations. It’s also a time of adjustment for family members who don’t know what to expect. Plan for Success … Continue reading 10 Things NOT to Do When Your Loved One Comes Home from Drug Rehab

August 29, 2014

Addiction Warning Signs

Is Involuntary Commitment to Addiction Treatment the Answer to Chronic Addiction?

Current information about drug addiction in the United States is absolutely mind-boggling. For example, from 2000 to 2015 more than half a million people died from drug overdoses. 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.[1] This out-of-control problem has many families at their wit’s end. How can you treat this serious problem when … Continue reading Is Involuntary Commitment to Addiction Treatment the Answer to Chronic Addiction?

December 14, 2012

Drug Rehab

Should Moms on Methadone Have Their Parental Rights Taken Away?

On This Page: Science Has Backed Methadone for Pregnant Moms for Nearly Forty Years Confusion Over Methadone Use During Pregnancy Causes Havoc in the Justice System According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association(JAMA), there were five times as many pregnant women using opiate drugs in 2009 than there were in the … Continue reading Should Moms on Methadone Have Their Parental Rights Taken Away?

November 19, 2012

Addiction Recovery

What Happens When a Drug- or Alcohol-Addicted Couple Seeks Treatment?

On This Page: Recipe for Success as a Couple in Drug or Alcohol Recovery Be Wary of Attempts to ‘Eliminate the Witness’ We often only hear about one family member struggling with addiction while everyone else tries to intervene and provide support. However, it is not uncommon for couples to be struggling with a substance … Continue reading What Happens When a Drug- or Alcohol-Addicted Couple Seeks Treatment?

August 31, 2012