FAMILY RESOURCES

Jason Good in Family Resources
December 2, 2020

Bad Parenting Does Not Cause Addiction

While bad parenting does not cause addiction, good parenting can certainly help prevent addiction in the first place.

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Jason Good in Family Resources
October 15, 2020

Loving An Addict Without Enabling Them

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...

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Julie in Family Resources
September 24, 2020

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.

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Julie in Family Resources
January 16, 2020

How to Help a Friend Whose Loved One Is Addicted

With the high rates of addiction across the United States you’d be hard-pressed not to know anyone who has been affected by this nationwide problem. That being said here are some of the ways you can help support a friend whose loved one is addicted to drugs or alcohol.

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Julie in Family Resources
January 15, 2020

Why Parents Need to Talk to Their Kids About Drugs

While talking to your children about drugs sounds about as enjoyable as listening to nails on a chalkboard it is something every parent must face…

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Julie in Family Resources
September 18, 2019

How to Support A Loved One While They Are Going through Rehab

Going through residential addiction treatment is not an easy task for a number of reasons. It is hard to be away from home for an extended period of time and it is difficult learning how to navigate life without the use of drugs or alcohol. Add to that the task of working on the problems that were avoided for a long time and let’s just say that, although worthwhile, it can be a challenge.

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Julie in Family Resources
August 2, 2019

How to Talk to Someone Who Is in Denial about Their Addiction

The story is pretty common: someone has a problem with drugs or alcohol and everybody seems to know it but the person in question. It could be a brother, uncle, sister, mother, daughter, friend, coworker or really anyone you know.

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Julie in Family Resources
July 21, 2019

How to Establish Boundaries with an Addict

When someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol it is very difficult not to get stuck on their emotional roller coaster along with them. Healthy boundaries are important in any relationship, but even more so when someone you care about has an addiction.

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Julie in Family Resources
July 7, 2019

10 Common Signs & Symptoms of Drug Abuse

Parents say it all the time—“I had no idea my kid was using drugs!” Sometimes it can be difficult to spot the changes that occur when substance abuse is taking place. It is important for every parent to educate themselves about the red flags of drug use.

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Julie in Family Resources
June 27, 2019

How to Prepare for a Loved One to Come Home from Treatment

Having a loved one come home from treatment is exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, it is a good idea to follow some simple guidelines. The list could go on and on but here are a few things to help provide a solid start.

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