The stress of living with someone who is struggling to quit drugs can have a negative impact on your life.
Did you know that the majority of recovering alcoholics and drug addicts struggle with a new addiction once they’ve conquered their old one? It’s true. Many people who seek help for their substance abuse problems find themselves struggling again in as little as two years.
It can sometimes feel like there’s no right answer in terms of what is the best way to help that person. But, as you will see below, it’s not quite as complicated as that sounds.
Alcohol use among teens is largely prevalent because it’s not only socially acceptable but it is also socially encouraged for them to experiment with the substance.
In truth, many successful addiction recovery stories include one or more relapses. The distinction lies in how a relapse occurs – and how a person handles it afterwards.
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Addiction does not only affect the addict but the whole family. Substance abuse has a vast impact and can cause family members to take on certain roles in the household. Unconsciously or not, these roles are developed with the best intentions and the goal to help the addict. These roles, however, often result in family […]
Many people assume an alcoholic is someone who is a noticeable mess or homeless. This, however, is untrue. There are many alcoholics that are capable of functioning normally while still drinking. It is because of one’s ability to function while drinking that they may not even realize they are an alcoholic. To properly understand alcoholism, […]
Rapper DMX (real name Earl Simmons) died at 50 on April 9th following a heart attack caused by a drug overdose. Although the details of the overdose are unconfirmed, DMX had a history of struggling with addiction, namely to crack cocaine, for which he went to treatment. If you’re part of the recovery community, hearing […]
Hunter Biden’s memoir ‘Beautiful Things’ chronicles his experience with addiction and details events in his life that, in some way, contributed to his continued drug and alcohol use. This book offered Hunter Biden a platform to regain control over his life’s narrative, a narrative that has been consistently re-written or warped by others (such as […]
Spirituality can be a powerful tool in recovery. It can provide you with purpose, support, and hope for the future. Spirituality, especially in recovery, can also be very complex and what it means to each person can be very different. It is well established, however, that any form of religion or spirituality is a major […]
What Does Sleep Have to Do with Addiction? It may be surprising to hear, but there is a strong relationship between a person’s sleeping habits and the strength of their addiction. Many people are driven to abuse drugs and alcohol because they have problems getting to sleep. Drugs and alcohol can temporarily help people get […]