Category Archives: For the Families

Safe Disposal of Prescriptions: Don’t Contribute to the Epidemic

There are many substances to which a person could become addicted, each with its own set of risks and dangers….

How to Hold Your Loved One Accountable

The disease of addiction is extremely enigmatic. In fact, it’s only relatively recently that we’ve begun to really understand the…

Meeting Your Addict Halfway in Addiction Recovery

Although it doesn’t exactly happen overnight, it’s definitely not very difficult to become addicted. There are many people who, for…

Manipulation & Enabling: Signs to Look For in Yourself & an Addict

Manipulation and enabling is quite frequent with both the addict themselves and family members or friends. Being in active addiction…

Rebuilding Trust After Addiction

The effects of a substance abuse problem are profound. Let’s look at the physical effects. There’s a significant decrease in…

What to Do When Your Significant Other is an Addict

Nobody ever intends to become addicted to alcohol and drugs. Despite knowing that we’re in the middle of what the…

Why Parents Can’t Save an Addict

Addiction is a very devastating disease that destroys everything and everyone it touches. There’s a common assumption that people who…

How to Set Realistic Expectations on Your Addicted Loved One

For those of us who have never experienced addiction first hand other than having an addicted loved one, it’s difficult…