Put simply, the word “enabling” refers to any behavior a family, friend, or co-worker might do that allows an addict or alcoholic to continue drinking or using drugs. The concept of “not enabling” means that any form of support that would prevent an addicted individual from seeking help is immediately stopped, however...
Just as the title of this article says, addicts should be helped. Too often I look through social media articles about addiction, only to read the comments section and find myself appalled at what some people are writing.
The recent debate highlighted not only that addiction is a problem for all of us, but that the stigma of addiction is still a significant roadblock for some. Addiction is not a political issue, and we won’t repeat what was said. The truth is it highlights the fact that addiction can strike anyone and the road back is often a difficult one.
For the previous 4 years, I have struggled with depression and severe substance abuse issues. These things go hand-in-hand and kind of feed each other. I started heavily drinking my freshman year of high school and then started smoking weed.…
Tips For Dealing With a Loved One Trying to Get Out of Going to Rehab One of the most frustrating things about dealing with a loved one that has an addiction is the denial that occurs.
Supply and demand is the name of the game when it comes to selling drugs. Beyond anything else, and I hate to say it like this, drug dealing is run like a business.
What terrifies me more than synthetic drugs , fentanyl , heroin , and meth are trends where drug users, or most often kids, start abusing common household items as some sort of new “challenge.
Bath salts are an intoxicating substance that exist in a similar realm with “spice.” Years ago, “legal” drugs and substances known as research chemicals became pretty popular. They offered the ability to get a user high without causing them to fail a drug test.
Successes happen in addiction recovery every day. Even though we are living through some historic, dismal times, it is important that we shift gears every so often and look at the wins people are having as they get their lives back together.
We currently live in a society where drug use has been completely normalized. Hearing about drug addiction and drug overdoses nowadays is such a normal occurrence that it’s no longer as jarring as it used to be.