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 …

Letter from an Addicted Daughter: The Difficulty In Loving Me

Dear Mom and Dad, I wake up every day and the first thing on my mind is getting high. I can’t stand to be in my own skin any longer. If I feel for too long, I shrivel up inside. I can’t feel this pain. I have to escape it and be rid of it 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 …

The Top 5 Tools I Use to Enhance My Recovery

One of my favorite things about my recovery is that I have built a toolbox I can use at any moment, for any emotion, and I can be brought back to peace and to the present moment. I have a list of tools I use to help me when I am feeling triggered, fearful, or Read More …

VIDEO: Nick Cuneo and Rick Davila on Morning Blend TV in Tampa Bay

“How do you help loved ones without enabling them?” “Here’s what families of addicts need to know – They didn’t cause the disease, they can’t cure it, and they need to seek help.” That advice comes from Rick Davila, ACS, PhD., Director of Recovery Support Services, for Clean Recovery Centers. He and Nick Cuneo, Clean’s Read More …