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Posts Tagged ‘drug addiction’

Seeking Help in Recovery? There’s an App for That

Apps for Recovering Addicts As any recovering addict understands, the quest for sobriety is a life-long mission. Evidence shows that a strong support network is vital in helping addicts stay clean and sober after rehab. Typically, an addict may have one or more sponsors, a network of new, sober friends and professional support from ongoing…

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Addiction Myths and the Damage They Do

Drug Addiction Myths For those who have never been touched by addiction, it all seems pretty simple. Addicts should just exercise some willpower and get over it, no? In fact, the common misunderstandings and myths about addiction can be very damaging, both to addicts and their families, and indeed to society as a whole. Let’s…

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Parenting the Teen Addict

How to deal with a teen drug addict Parenting a teenager—any teenager—is tough. Really, really tough. Teenagers are hard-wired to test the boundaries and the patience of saints, but the vast majority eventually emerge the other side as whole, loving adults. But what if addiction visits your home and your world is shattered by discovering…

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Guide To Dealing With Enablers

If you are someone you know is enabling a family member or friend to get away with doing drugs, you are doing them no justice. In fact, you are actually creating a bigger problem, because the addict is continuing to spiral out of control. As long as you continue to protect this person and help…

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Explaining Drug Addiction to Kids

Kids In Homes With Addicts: Explaining Addiction to Kids A child that lives in a home where there is a substance abuse problem is going to experience a very harsh time in their life. There is going to be chaos and misunderstanding. When the addict is outside of the home, they are going to try…

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Understanding Drug Addiction

Ways to Cope with Drug Addicts in Your Life Drug addiction impacts more people than just the drug user – virtually every person involved in a drug addict’s life is affected by their drug use. If someone you know is struggling with a drug addiction, there are a few important things that you should remember…

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