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A Personal Note – When Your Kid Goes on a Relapse Binge

A Personal Note – When Your Kid Goes on a Relapse Binge   This week, for a personal note, I wanted to talk about when your kid goes on a relapse binge. Mostly, because it looks like my daughter has gone on a relapse binge, and so here we are, back to working to protect [...]

By | March 12th, 2018|A Personal Note, Blog|Comments Off on A Personal Note – When Your Kid Goes on a Relapse Binge

A Personal Note – Will Your Other Kids Become Addicts, Too?

A Personal Note – Will Your Other Kids Become Addicts, Too?   I dropped the ball last week, but this week for a personal note, I want to talk about my biggest question in life these days. Will my other kids become addicts, too? Am I at risk of living this nightmare again and again? [...]

By | March 3rd, 2018|A Personal Note, Blog|Comments Off on A Personal Note – Will Your Other Kids Become Addicts, Too?

Telling Lies – Why You Do It, and What It Does to Your Relationships

Telling Lies – Why You Do It, and What It Does to Your Relationships   Telling lies. When you think about it, we all do it, but when you’re struggling with an addiction, sometimes it really feels like that’s all you’re ever doing is telling lies. You lie about what you’ve been doing when you [...]

By | February 28th, 2018|Addiction Education, Blog|Comments Off on Telling Lies – Why You Do It, and What It Does to Your Relationships

Tired of The Same Old Rehab Experience? You Might Need Something Different

Tired of The Same Old Rehab Experience? You Might Need Something Different   When you’re tired of the same old rehab experience, chances are you’ve been through it a time or two before. It’s also pretty likely that you didn’t connect with the process, or you might not be feeling tired of the situation right [...]

By | February 27th, 2018|Blog, Rehab|Comments Off on Tired of The Same Old Rehab Experience? You Might Need Something Different

Deep and Connected Face to Face Relationships – Why You Need Them

Deep and Connected Face to Face Relationships – Why You Need Them   Deep and connected face to face relationships might be one of the most important aspects of overcoming an addiction, but many people don’t really understand the value of them until they live without them. The thing is that it might be loneliness [...]

By | February 26th, 2018|Addiction Education, Blog|Comments Off on Deep and Connected Face to Face Relationships – Why You Need Them

The Opposite of Addiction – Why it Might Not be Sobriety

The Opposite of Addiction – Why it Might Not be Sobriety   Have you ever wondered what the opposite of addiction really is? Is it sobriety? Many of us would say that yes, this is absolutely the opposite of having an addiction, but what if it’s something else? What if we take the idea of [...]

By | February 20th, 2018|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on The Opposite of Addiction – Why it Might Not be Sobriety

Should You Try Rehab Even if You Think it Won’t Work?

Should You Try Rehab Even if You Think it Won’t Work?   Should you try rehab even if you think it won’t work? People ask this question every day, but the answer isn’t always as clear as we would like. However, new research shows that if you’re certain that you’re ready to start living clean [...]

By | February 19th, 2018|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Should You Try Rehab Even if You Think it Won’t Work?

Prescription Pain Medication When You’re Overcoming An Addiction to Opioids

Prescription Pain Medication When You’re Overcoming An Addiction to Opioids   For many who are overcoming an addiction of any kind, prescription pain medications can be a pretty scary proposition. Most people who are in a solid addiction recovery understand that opioids can be a trigger to relapse, and this can be terrifying. In fact, [...]

By | February 13th, 2018|Blog, Prescription Drugs|Comments Off on Prescription Pain Medication When You’re Overcoming An Addiction to Opioids

A Personal Note – My Grown Addicted Child Destroyed My Finances, and I’m Still Paying for It

A Personal Note – My Grown Addicted Child Destroyed My Finances, and I’m Still Paying for It   A woman over tax return form and a stack of bills. I’m late on this one this week, but for a personal note, I wanted to talk a bit about your finances, or rather, my [...]

By | February 10th, 2018|A Personal Note, Blog|Comments Off on A Personal Note – My Grown Addicted Child Destroyed My Finances, and I’m Still Paying for It

Everyone Wants to Know How to Cure Addiction – What They Find can be Daunting

Everyone Wants to Know How to Cure Addiction – What They Find can be Daunting   Everyone wants to know how to cure addiction. It’s the biggest question out there because so many people struggle with this issue. Whether it’s alcohol, illicit substances, pain pills, nicotine, or something more subtle, like gaming, addiction is a [...]

By | February 7th, 2018|Addiction Education, Blog|Comments Off on Everyone Wants to Know How to Cure Addiction – What They Find can be Daunting