HOW TO HELP A LOVED ONE

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 Addiction Recovery
January 1, 2020

How to Support a Friend Who Just Got Out of Rehab

When a person finishes up addiction treatment they can have a difficult time readjusting to their new life. Many people mistakenly believe that all of the work happens during time spent in rehab. While there is a lot of self-reflection and growth that occurs during the addiction treatment process this is only the very beginning of starting a life of recovery.

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Julie in Addiction
December 27, 2019

What to Do After a Loved One Overdoses

It is nearly impossible to track the total amount of nonfatal drug overdoses because oftentimes they go unreported. There are countless people who have had multiple overdoses over the course of their lifetime. So what are the steps that a person should take if their loved one has overdosed on drugs or alcohol?

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Julie in Addiction
July 26, 2019

How to Make a Difference in the Addiction Epidemic

Even if no one in your family has a drug or alcohol problem, substance abuse can still have an impact on your life. We all live in the same society and so we are affected by other people in our communities whether we want to believe it or not.

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Julie in Family Resources
March 2, 2019

Help! My Child Is Addicted to Drugs… Now What?!

Perhaps one of the most difficult things that a parent can go through is having one or more of their children struggle with a drug or alcohol addiction. For many people, the first reaction would be “where did I go wrong?” It is important to not get caught up in the self-blame game because it isn’t going to help anything. The best thing to do is to begin to get proactive about finding a solution to the problem.

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Julie in Family Resources
February 7, 2019

Breaking through Common Barriers to Treatment: Part 3

In the final portion of our series, we will go over a few more of the common reasons a person may give in order to try and get out of going to addiction treatment.

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Julie in Family Resources
February 6, 2019

Breaking through Common Barriers to Treatment: Part 2

In the second part of our series, we will explore more of the common reasons people give to try to get out of going to rehab. We have also provided some tips on how to break through these excuses, in order to help a loved one agree to get help for their addiction.

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Julie in Family Resources
February 5, 2019

Breaking through Common Barriers to Treatment: Part 1

Many times when people confront their loved ones about their addiction, the person being asked to get help will immediately begin to throw out reason after reason why they cannot go to treatment.

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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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