Can Changing the Language of Addiction Change Recovery?

Can Changing the Language of Addiction Change Recovery?   The language of addiction tends to be pretty degrading. It’s often attached with such a stigma, and new research shows that we might actually be doing our addicted loved ones more harm than good by using this type of language. The thing is, many people just [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|Blog, Living with an Addict|Comments Off on Can Changing the Language of Addiction Change Recovery?

Top Signs Your Partner Has a Substance Abuse Problem

Top Signs Your Partner Has a Substance Abuse Problem   There are signs your partner has a substance abuse problem that you might be missing. Nobody wants to have to admit that their loved one has a problem with drugs, but sometimes it happens. By not acknowledging the issue, you might be doing more to [...]

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Addiction in Loved Ones – Is it Really Something We Should Accept?

Addiction in Loved Ones – Is it Really Something We Should Accept?   Addiction in loved ones is a significant problem for many in the United States. Some studies suggest that as much as 10 percent of adult Americans suffer from some kind of addiction, and overdose deaths are topping the charts as one of [...]

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Loved Ones Cope with the Deadliest Drugs in America

Loved Ones Cope with the Deadliest Drugs in America Loved ones cope with addicted family members as best they can. Often, however, their best strategies leave them depleted, anxious, worried, and even physically ill themselves. Loving an addict takes a significant toll on anyone, no matter what your strengths or resources are. Addiction is a [...]

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A Loved One’s Plight—Dealing with the Deadliest Drugs in America

A Loved One’s Plight—Dealing with the Deadliest Drugs in America A loved one’s plight when dealing with the drug addiction of someone close is overwhelming, and often devastating. Addiction has a long reach, eroding every aspect of an addict’s life if left unchecked. Mental and physical health, family ties, social bonds, occupation, finances… these and [...]

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Families Anonymous: 12 Step Group for Those Who Love Addicts

Families Anonymous: 12-Step Meetings for Those Who Love Addicts Chances are you've heard of the 12 Step groups Al-Anon or Nar-anon. These support groups are for loved ones of alcoholics or addicts. They are full of people who share one thing in common: Their loved ones are struggling with the disease of addiction. Some of [...]

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Caring for an Addicted Loved One is As Much about Taking Care of You as Your Loved One

Caring for an Addicted Loved One is As Much about Taking Care of You as Your Loved One   Ask anyone who’s living through it, and you’re going to find that caring for an addicted loved one is hard. Not only is it hard, but there are times that it’s downright painful. You’re stressed, you’re [...]

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Help When You’re Living with an Addict

Help When You’re Living with an Addict Though addiction and living with an addict are often considered a one-person problem, it is actually a family issue. It may be only one person drinking or drugging, but the whole family suffers. If you’re living with an alcoholic or addict, chances are their addiction and struggles affect [...]

By | August 17th, 2017|Blog, Living with an Addict|Comments Off on Help When You’re Living with an Addict

Understanding Addiction – Why Your Loved One can’t seem to Make Rational Decisions.

Understanding Addiction – Why Your Loved One can’t seem to Make Rational Decisions.   Understanding addiction is a tough thing for those of us who don’t struggle with it. Some addictions, like nicotine, don’t do a whole lot to change the rational thinking part of the brain. A person can be responsible in everyday life [...]

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Money Matters – Is it a Good Idea to Establish a Trust for Your Addicted Grown Child?

Money Matters – Is it a Good Idea to Establish a Trust for Your Addicted Grown Child?   So, you’re thinking about what you’ll leave behind to your kids, but what do you do for your addicted grown child? It should be pretty cut and dry, shouldn’t it? You should just be able to lay [...]

By | July 22nd, 2017|Blog, Living with an Addict|Comments Off on Money Matters – Is it a Good Idea to Establish a Trust for Your Addicted Grown Child?