Your Addicted Friend – How to Handle the Situation

Your Addicted Friend – How to Handle the Situation   Your addicted friend is someone you’ve grown close to. Maybe you’ve known each other since you were kids. Maybe you’ve only been friends for a short time, but the thing is, you care about this friend, so finding out that she is dealing with an [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|Blog, Living with an Addict|Comments Off on Your Addicted Friend – How to Handle the Situation

The Truth of Your Loved One’s Addiction – Why He Won’t Get Clean

The Truth of Your Loved One’s Addiction – Why He Won’t Get Clean   Digging deep into the truth of your loved one’s addiction isn’t always easy, but it’s usually pretty essential. Especially when you want to know why your loved one simply won’t get clean. There has to be a reason, doesn’t there? Isn’t [...]

By | April 5th, 2017|Blog, Living with an Addict|Comments Off on The Truth of Your Loved One’s Addiction – Why He Won’t Get Clean

Missing Pills – Is Your Loved one Showing Symptoms of Opiate Abuse?

Missing Pills – Is Your Loved one Showing Symptoms of Opiate Abuse?   In this country, missing pills is an all too common occurrence. It happens in families all the time because so many of us struggle with chronic pain or situations that require opiates to treat acute pain. It’s little wonder that people from [...]

By | April 2nd, 2017|Blog, Living with an Addict|Comments Off on Missing Pills – Is Your Loved one Showing Symptoms of Opiate Abuse?

Promises to a Loved One–Surviving Someone Else’s Addiction

Promises to a Loved One--Surviving Someone Else's Addiction Promises to a loved one from someone with an addiction are some of the most tender and heartbreaking interactions we can ever have. The moment promises are made can be deeply emotional. An addicted loved one wants to be well and to stop compulsive drug use. The [...]

By | March 29th, 2017|Blog, Living with an Addict|Comments Off on Promises to a Loved One–Surviving Someone Else’s Addiction

Are You Overwhelmed with a Loved One’s Addiction?

Are You Overwhelmed with a Loved One's Addiction? Are you overwhelmed with a loved one's addiction? You are not alone by any means. It is estimated that about 24 million people, or 1 in 10 Americans, have a substance problem. That puts you in quite a large group of people if you consider how many [...]

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Loved Ones—How We Regard Them in Active Addiction

Loved Ones—How We Regard Them in Active Addiction Loved ones hold precarious and important places in our lives when we are addicted. As much as addiction allows anyone to remain connected to us, our family members are typically our primary bonds. Of course, the nature of addiction does not allow us to participate in the [...]

By | March 27th, 2017|Blog, Living with an Addict|Comments Off on Loved Ones—How We Regard Them in Active Addiction

Take a Step Back—Get Perspective

Take a Step Back—Get Perspective Take a step back if you have an addicted loved one and need some perspective. You’re in a tough position and no doubt in great need of some objectivity, rest, and self-care. Otherwise, thoughts and feelings get bent out of shape under the stress of loving someone who is in [...]

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Overcome Adversity—Helping an Addicted Loved One

Overcome Adversity—Helping an Addicted Loved One Overcome adversity caused by addiction in the family. When you have an addicted loved one you face adversity as a continuous challenge. Many chaotic events occur during active addiction and loved ones go through those events as witnesses, even victims sometimes. Since addiction is so powerful, and can be very [...]

By | March 26th, 2017|Blog, Living with an Addict|Comments Off on Overcome Adversity—Helping an Addicted Loved One

Broken Trust and Moving Forward

Broken Trust and Moving Forward Broken trust is common when there is addiction in the family. It comes with the territory in various ways, and it is a major healing and recovery issue that still lingers long after sobriety has been achieved. It is simply not all that easy to regain trust after your illness [...]

By | March 23rd, 2017|Blog, Living with an Addict|Comments Off on Broken Trust and Moving Forward

Learn Better Self-Care if You Have an Addicted Loved One

Learn Better Self-Care if You Have an Addicted Loved One Learn better self-care in order to survive the stress and strain of having an addicted loved one. No one can be close to active addiction without suffering. You suffer in many ways--from the loss of your loved one, for example. It can feel sometimes like [...]

By | March 23rd, 2017|Blog, Living with an Addict|Comments Off on Learn Better Self-Care if You Have an Addicted Loved One