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I am a Parent of a Drug Addict | The Harsh and Surprising Truth

Denial is a big part of addiction When parents have a child who is using drugs, it puts them in an awkward spot. This is particularly true when the child (adult or not) lives at home.  It’s very easy to deny your child has a problem. This is especially true when you are being told … Read more

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Drug Intervention Guide

Is my loved one a good candidate for a drug or alcohol intervention? I have some good news. Substance abuse recovery treatment has advanced in the last couple of decades. It’s no longer true required that you have to hit “rock bottom” to get help. A planned drug intervention might possibly be the solution that … Read more

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Heroin Addiction – Trends

How long with the Heroin Addiction Trend Last? There is an unfortunate trend with Heroin Addiction – more people are suffering from the drugs deadly effects. Why are so many people using this drug?  Despite the risk of overdose, some folks abuse heroin because they are trying to not to feel pain. They may also take … Read more

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Five quick ways to embrace sobriety

Here are five quick ways to embrace sobriety. Actually, it’s been 22 years since I have had a mind-altering substance, so I have a lot of tips. But, let’s just keep this as an easy read. Tip #1: Prescription pills can easily be a sobriety “trap” Just because pills are prescribed by a doctor and administered … Read more

Alcoholism Myths

Drug Addiction and Alcoholism Myths

So Many Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Myths Although an estimated 40 million Americans suffer from alcoholism or addiction it is still an often misunderstood disease. We have come a long way from the days when treatment for the alcoholic or addict consisted of strapping them to a table and waiting for withdrawals to stop. Even … Read more

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The Beginners Guild to Al-Anon – Your Loved One’s Drug Addiction

The Al-anon program is often misunderstood After being sober for many years, this is my Al-Anon summary. Hang with me because I am embarrassed by my lack of knowledge. There was a guy named Bill Wilson, who started an organization called Alcoholics Anonymous. He was married to a woman named Lois. This poor lady stayed by … Read more

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Bipolar Disorder – what are the risks?

What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder is a serious brain illness. It is also called manic-depression. People with bipolar disorder go through unusual mood changes. Sometimes they feel very happy and “up,” and are much more active than usual. This is called mania. And sometimes people with bipolar disorder feel very sad and “down”. This … Read more

Recovery Apps

Recovery Apps for Smartphones

Drug Addiction and Recovery Apps are very popular right now. There are so many to choose from — it’s easy to get overwhelmed. I rounded up a small list – the focus in on the recovery of alcoholism, addiction, eating disorders, mental illness and gambling. The Alcohol Use Predictor This app is designed to be a screening … Read more

Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription Drug Addiction

I have never heard of someone having withdrawal symptoms, because they were craving an aspirin. It’s a silly notion, but the simple issue is that some drugs are not addictive. While taking addictive drugs is sometimes thought of as a problem affecting only “certain groups”, the data on prescription drug addiction tells another story. In … Read more

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Alcohol and Drug Intervention

Getting Help for Addiction Before it’s too Late Did you know that recovery treatment has advanced and it’s no longer true that someone has to hit “rock bottom” to get help? A structured alcohol and drug intervention might possibly be the solution that will start a lifetime of sobriety. An intervention helps a person see the link between … Read more