ADDICTION

Julie in Addiction
January 15, 2019

Learning the Difference between Enabling and Helping an Addict

One of the hardest things a person can go through is seeing someone they love struggle with addiction. In the beginning, most people will want to whatever they can to help their loved one get better. Sadly after all of the lies, disappointments and let downs it can be easy to want to throw in the towel when it comes to hoping someone will change…

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Julie in Addiction
January 12, 2019

How Do You Live When the Thing You Want Most Is Destroying Your Life?

No matter what anyone tells you living a life of active addiction is hard. It’s a teeter-totter between regretting the past and worrying about the future. “How could I do that? When and how will I get my next fix?”

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Julie in Addiction
January 4, 2019

Generation of Orphans Is Being Created by the Addiction Epidemic

If you pay attention to the news or are apart of the addiction recovery community, chances are you hear about something related to the addiction crisis every day. Sadly, drug overdose deaths have become common occurrences.

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Julie in Addiction
December 26, 2018

Let’s Drop the Idea There is Such a Thing as an “Average Addict”

I think I have lost count of how many times I have heard someone say, “I never would have guessed you had a drinking problem, you seem so nice and normal!” I’ve been sober for a little over six and a half years now so I’ve gotten used to turning down drinks.

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Julie in Addiction
December 18, 2018

The Dangerous Lies Addicts Tell Themselves

An inevitable development that occurs when living with addiction is the habit of lying.

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Kyle in Addiction
December 17, 2018

Myth: You Have to Want to Get Sober for Treatment to Work

A complete and utter to commitment to treatment is what most families believe their loved one needs to have before they will pool together resources and place them in a treatment program.

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Julie in Addiction
December 13, 2018

Believe it or Not, Addiction is Everyone’s Problem

I don’t know about you but I am tired of hearing people say “I’m not the one using drugs so their addiction is not my problem!” While it is true that no one is ultimately responsible for someone else’s recovery that doesn’t mean that addiction isn’t

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Julie in Addiction
December 10, 2018

Signs that a Loved One Might Need Addiction Treatment

One of the most difficult things a person can go through is watching someone they love struggle with addiction. Sometimes it can be hard to know when it is time for a person to go into treatment.

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Julie in Addiction
November 14, 2018

Building Up the Courage to Confront a Loved One About Their Addiction

In the addiction field, we hear about it all the time. Family members who are worried about their loved ones but they aren’t sure how to confront them about the problem.

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Kyle in Addiction
November 13, 2018

Avoiding Rehab: Why Men and Women Refuse Help

“My loved one is homeless, underweight unemployed and on the brink of losing not only his sanity but his freedom as well if he does not get help soon. Every time I offer him help he turns me down and has a new excuse for every day of the week!”

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