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 …

Addiction and the Family: The Negative Impact and Consequences of Addiction Stigma

The Negative Impact and Consequences of Addiction Stigma on the Families and Friends of Addicts. It is critically important that the family understand that addiction is a grave and chronic brain disease. This is a proven medical fact. So why is there a stigma attached to addiction? Why do family members often feel ashamed and 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 …

My Doctor was My Drug Dealer

“It is a consistent counting and recounting, a loss of things internal – where your psychiatrist has become your drug dealer and he’s on speed dial, because he’s your favorite person to call.” by Lara Frazier, Clean Recovery Centers The above is an excerpt from a poem I wrote about my experience with prescription pill Read More …

5 Signs That Your Son or Daughter is Using Drugs

If you are concerned that your son or daughter is using drugs, your intuition could be right. However, your child could also be suffering from a mental illness or another disorder, so be sure to seek the advice of a medical professional before coming to the conclusion that your child has a substance-use disorder. Most Read More …