July 30, 2019

Hereditary Alcoholism

What is Hereditary Alcoholism? The genetics that are given to us by our family are what help to determine what our traits, behaviors and personality characteristics are. This can include anything from the color of our eyes, how tall we will be, whether we will have any mental health issues or whether we are more […]

July 9, 2019

Steps You Can Do to Help Someone Get into Rehab

How to Help Someone Get into Rehab Watching someone you love suffer from addiction can be heart-wrenching. Everything about that person seems to change and the spark they used to have seems to be gone. They may have not only made a lot of physical changes but behavioral ones as well. They might also have […]

July 3, 2019

How to Provide Support to a Loved One In Recovery

Ways You Can Provide Support to a Loved One In Recovery Chances are it has been a long, hard road to get your loved one into treatment for addiction and to get them on the road to recovery. Now that they have completed treatment, what’s next? Recovering from addiction can be a lifelong struggle to […]

June 25, 2019

How to Talk to Your Friends About Heroin Addiction

Tips: Talk to Your Friends About Heroin Addiction Watching a loved one struggle with addiction can be one of the hardest things to experience. This can be especially true if it’s a friend since people suffering from addiction can be quick to cut people off. The stigma surrounding addiction makes it difficult for addiction sufferers […]

June 6, 2019

I Keep Relapsing, Why?

Why Do I Keep Relapsing? You finally made the decision to get sober and receive treatment for your addiction. You went through your program, experienced detox and received all the tools you need to be able to live a long, happy healthy life in recovery. However, you find that you keep slipping up. Relapsing is […]

April 8, 2019

How Do I Convince My Loved One to Seek Treatment?

I Need To Convince My Loved One To Seek Treatment Most people suffering from addiction are unable to completely stop on their own. The inability to seek treatment, slow or stop use is one of the biggest red flags of addiction, and chances are, you have realized that your loved one can not do it […]

March 14, 2019

How Do I Get My Loved One Into Treatment?

How To Get Your Loved One Into Treatment It is extremely heartbreaking and difficult to watch someone you love go down the destructive path of addiction. It is a fatal, chronic disease with serious life-threatening consequences. There comes a point where people around the person suffering from addiction begin to realize that their loved one […]

March 1, 2019

What Replaces Drugs or Alcohol After Rehab?

Life After Rehab When you go through rehab and enter back into normal life, it can be difficult to wrap your head around what your new lifestyle might be like. What was once a life consumed by negativity and constant alcohol or drug-seeking behavior is now replaced with a new, healthy lifestyle. While you have […]

February 22, 2019

How Do I Get My Family Back?

Can You Get Your Family Back After Addiction? One of the hallmarks of addiction is suffering from a broken relationship with your family. Withdrawing and isolating yourself from loved ones in order to hide your addiction is very common as your social circle changes. Being defensive about your addiction, or even remaining in denial, are […]

January 15, 2019

How Addiction Impacts Families

Addiction is a Family Disease What many people don’t understand is that addiction is a family disease. When a loved one is suffering from addiction, it is important that the whole family comes together and takes a hands-on approach in their recovery. However, this can be difficult for many people, given the impact that the […]

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