Category: Family

Support for Families of Addicts

When someone in a family has an addiction, the whole family suffers. Family members often fall into the destructive habit of enabling the addict among them. Without help, families fall into dysfunction and everyone is affected. Family members need support too. Embarrassed by Having a Family Member with an Addiction When parents, siblings, or children […]

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The Effects of Having an Alcoholic Parent

We know that parents have great influence over their teen when it comes to experimenting with drugs or alcohol. New research suggests that teenage brains can actually form differently, based on the  drinking behavior of their parents. This helps to explain a little more about why some adolescents are at greater risk for alcohol abuse. […]

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Addiction Causes Pain for Loved Ones

People get hurt feelings all the time in our world. Sometimes all it takes is a harsh word or a difference of opinion to set someone off. We may think that people who get their feelings hurt often need to get some tougher skin and not be so sensitive. Sometimes this is true, but sometimes […]

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Enforcing Tough Love

Sometimes people feel like they’ve done all they can to help a loved one get sober. There comes a time when family and friends need to step back and let the person with an addiction stumble on, in the hopes that they come to realize that they are going nowhere as they are. Call it […]

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Four Ways to Keep Your Kids Off Drugs

Parents across the country are always looking for ways to keep their kids off drugs. It’s important for parents to keep vigilant in this matter.  Parents have a great deal of influence on their teen children, so it is their responsibility to do all they can to keep their child away from drugs. Parents shouldn’t […]

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Relapse Warning Signs

Even though the first few days and weeks of drug and alcohol rehab are very difficult and filled with detoxification and fighting the physical urge to stay on the substance, people at this point of treatment are often motivated to get sober. Sometimes it is the time after treatment is finished that people struggle the most, […]

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Elderly Drug Abuse a Rising Problem

In our narrow view of drug addicts, many of us probably picture an individual in their 20s or 30s, perpetually high and living a completely irresponsible life. There are many more people in our country that come from a different walk of life, however, that also need help for substance abuse. Statistics of Baby Boom […]

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Conflict Resolution

Some people seem to thrive on conflict. Others do not handle it very well. Regardless of whether we are people that run toward conflict or away from it, conflict can cause harm in a person’s life. It can cause us to do things we don’t really want to do. Conflict Seekers Conflict can show up […]

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Effective Parenting

Parenting is hard work. There are countless how-to books that give parents all sorts of advice on the best methods to raising their kids. But new parents aren’t required to take a test or become licensed, and actually, many people become parents without really being prepared. Even well-meaning parents, however, can end up with children […]

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Guilt and Shame in Substance Abuse

Guilt is powerful and it helps keep us from doing certain things. Guilt can also be a motivator when it comes to admitting we’ve done things wrong and that we need help. Feelings of Guilt Many drug and alcohol abusers know that what they are doing is wrong, even though they keep doing it. Some […]

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