Signs of Relapse In Your Loved One

There are millions of people in this country who are addicted to drugs or alcohol. Some of them have support systems who are willing and able to help them get help, while others must enter recovery on their own. For me, I had a family in place and friends that wanted to see me get Read More …

Addiction – What Can the Family Do?

What Can the Family Do? This is a question that most family members of an addict struggle with greatly. They often feel helpless and hopeless. Over and over, they ask themselves, “Why is this happening? Why doesn’t our loved one just stop? How could anyone be so self destructive? Why do they keep hurting themselves and Read More …

5 Ways to Support Your Loved One in Seeking Treatment for Their Addiction

It can be extremely difficult when you see the person you love choosing drugs or alcohol over everything in their life. You may look at your loved one and not even recognize them. The joy and life that used to be so present on their face has disappeared. You feel helpless and you don’t know Read More …

Addiction – What Can the Family Do?

This is a question that most family members of an addict struggle with greatly. They often feel helpless and hopeless. Over and over, they ask themselves, “Why is this  happening? Why doesn’t our loved one just stop? How could anyone be so self destructive? Why do they keep hurting themselves and everyone else?” By Charles Read More …

5 Ways My Family Helped Me Seek Help for My Addiction

As a person in long term recovery, I know what it is like to live addicted. I know how my addiction hurt my family and I know the chaos that addiction can bring to a family. They say that addiction is a family disease. The person living in their addiction is not the only one Read More …

Addiction Effects the Entire Family

Addiction is a disease that effects the whole family. Addiction is defined as the most severe form of substance use disorder, associated with compulsive or uncontrolled use of one or more substances. According to the surgeon general, addiction is a chronic brain disease that has the potential for both recurrence (relapse) and recovery. by Lara Read More …