Category Archives: For the Families

spouse of an addict

Living As The Spouse Of An Addict: 10 Coping Strategies For You

Do you love someone struggling with addiction? Do you lie awake- night after night- hoping and praying for a change? For an answer or some much-needed relief? You’re not alone. Addiction ravages families around the country. Being the spouse of an addict can feel incredibly lonely and painful. Let’s get

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How To Live With An Addict Who Refuses Treatment: An Emergency Guide

Being forced to sit back and watch one of your loved ones battle with drug or alcohol addiction is one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do. It can be especially difficult when the person steadfastly refuses to get professional help for their problem. There are more than 14,000

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Coping Advice For Parents of Addicts Who Still Live At Home

Have your child’s grades been dropping in school? Did they quit their favorite club or sports team? Are they sneaking around or acting defiant? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your child may be showing signs of drug addiction in teenagers. Trying to cope with your child’s

signs of opioid addiction

Top 6 Signs of Opioid Addiction to Watch Out For in Loved Ones

Each day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. In 2017, of the 70,200 drug overdose-related deaths, 68 percent of them involved opioids. These statistics are shocking, and, unfortunately, the problem seems to be getting worse. Due to the high number of people using

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How to Talk to Your Loved One About Going to Rehab

Are you concerned that someone you love is struggling with a drug or alcohol problem? Have you tried to convince someone to seek help only to be met with anger or resistance? While an estimated 22.7 million Americans need treatment for addiction, only about 2.5 million actually receive such help.

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Encouraging Things to Say to Someone in Rehab

A recent study found that nearly half of Americans report having a family member or close friend addicted to drugs. Do you have a loved one seeking treatment for a substance use disorder? You may feel scared, angry, or even awkward around the situation. Rest assured that these are all

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Ending the Addiction Stigma

Society often thinks of drug addiction in a very negative light. With more than 75% percent of people believing drug addiction to be a choice, there is a lot of misinformation circulating in communities at large. The Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (DSM-V) categorizes drug abuse as substance

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How to Deescalate Tension During a Family Intervention for Alcoholic

Alcoholism is an addiction that adversely affects the lives of the victim and their loved ones. In spite of the negative perception about alcohol, contemporary research shows that people should begin viewing alcoholism as a medical condition that requires the appropriate treatment to help the individual recover. Addicts tend to

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What Do Drug Detox Centers Recommend For Couples That Both Need Treatment?

Substance use and treatment are often seen as solitary pursuits. Even when both partners are using, recovery is often sought on an individual level. The decision to enter detox together can strengthen your relationship, but there may be some drawbacks. You might even have to be prepared for changed feelings

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Signs of a Gambling Addiction

In the great rat race of life, what is it that we are all racing for with an invisible finish line? Some of us adapt to the sheep-like mentality of most and travel with the masses. Others may stray from the herd and find trouble and majestic wonders outside of