10 Revealing Signs That Your Loved One May Have a Sex Addiction

The signs that your loved one may have a sex addiction

According to pop culture, addiction is largely limited to drugs and alcohol. However, this actually isn’t the whole truth. Virtually any pleasurable activity can become the subject of an addiction, and that extends to sex. And, like other forms of addiction, getting help is highly recommended to tame symptoms and minimize the likelihood of consequences to normal life,… Read More

On Eggshells: How to Treat a Loved One in Recovery

Walking on eggshells - what to do when a loved one is in recovery

The day you’ve been hoping for is finally here: Your loved one has made the decision to go to rehabilitation. After months or even years of begging, pleading and staging interventions, the message has hit home and getting help is the only step left. Despite the initial feelings of elation triggered when a friend or loved one with… Read More

Overcoming Denial: When an Addicted Loved One Doesn’t Want Help

How to help a loved one overcome denial - When an addicted loved one doesn't want life

When your loved one is among the 23.5 million Americans addicted to drugs or alcohol, it’s only natural to want to help them. However, promoting treatment is rarely as easy as telling someone they need help. In the depths of addiction, denial is very strong, and it’s not uncommon for those in the midst to become angry, aggressive or standoffish… Read More

Baby Blues: Supporting a Spouse Through Post-Partum Depression

How to support a spouse through post-partum depression

Postpartum depression, or the ‘baby blues’, is a condition that can impact the way a mother feels and handles stress in the months after giving birth. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 1 in every 10 women experience the signs of depression overall, but 1 in 9 women experience postpartum depression symptoms. Depression makes dealing with daily… Read More

After the Fall: Helping a Loved One Through Relapse

What can you do when your recovering loved one has a relapse? A step-by-step guide to helping a loved one who has suffered a setback in their life-long recovery

Rehab has helped millions and millions of people across the United States and abroad, and statistically, it’s likely that everyone has someone close to them who is currently in recovery. That makes it important to know what to do if a friend, family member or someone else close to you suffers a setback in their recovery and starts using… Read More

To Have and to Hold: Getting Help for a Painkiller-Addicted Spouse

Getting Help for a painkiller-addicted spouse

Chronic pain is one of the most common causes of pain medication use. It also commonly leads to drug abuse, often simply because a person is trying to cope with the day-to-day pain they are experiencing. Addiction can follow, creating a life-threatening situation. If your loved one is using pain medications like this, you may be worried about… Read More

Disordered Love: Relationship Issues and Mental Illness

Mental Illness, Relationship Issues - Disordered Love

Mental illness impacts millions of American each year. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately one in five adults (nearly 44 million) is currently living with depression, anxiety or another mental disorder, and one in 25 “experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities.” If you… Read More

Talking to a Parent About Their Drug Use

How to talk to a parent about their substance use

Alcohol and drug abuse is not something that just happens to people in their teens and 20s; it impacts many people through all walks of life. Children are increasingly facing their parent’s substance abuse. A middle-aged man has surgery to repair a knee injury. A year later, he’s facing addiction to painkillers. A mother in a high-stress job starts… Read More

Four Ways to Forgiveness: How to Forgive Drug-Addicted Parents or Caregivers

WAys to forgive family with addiction

Living with an addict is difficult at any age, but being the child of a drug-addicted parent can be downright devastating. Addiction is a disease that affects the entire family, and when you’re a kid in a household that’s controlled by drugs, you’re often faced with situations that nobody should ever have to deal with. Maybe you missed… Read More