So your friend seems to be struggling. They’re not meeting their responsibilities. They’ve skipped out on events you know they needed to attend, or are getting behind on their bills. Maybe you’ve seen that their impulse control is compromised, maybe their anger has been unchecked lately. But whether they are struggling ... Read More
Help For Loved Ones
When your loved one begins exhibiting signs of substance abuse or increasing mental health issues it can leave you feeling helpless and desperate. These feelings are not uncommon and we’ve seen them all as we’ve treated thousands of patients and their families. The articles found here focus on tips and advice on supporting a loved one who is struggling with a disorder or has begun treatment and needs support.
The first step in getting help for your addiction is to bring your parents on board. It can be a scary and difficult concept, but it is necessary and beneficial in the long run. Parents are your protector and will want to help you. Reaching out for assistance with an addiction to substances like opiates, heroin, Xanax, ... Read More
The overwhelming nature of recovering from addiction is often likely to cloud one’s vision from the potential of being a parent. Christopher Dale recounts lessons he’s learned from AA and being a sponsor for other recovering alcoholics and how these lessons translate for how he plans to raise his own child to be a ... Read More
Many people in Florida have friends and family addicted to heroin. Unfortunately, it is all too common for them to remain silent, keeping the addiction an open secret. If you know someone who is addicted, they may be struggling to find a way out. An advocate might be just what they need to get into recovery. Showing ... Read More
In Natick, MA - Addiction Can Be A Lonely PlaceIn Natick, Massachusetts, residents are slowly addressing the opioid crisis using a variety of public health approaches rather than simply stigmatizing users and their families. As reported in the Natick Wicked Local, author Peter Golden provided a clear-sighted ... Read More
How to Practice Better Communication Skills Throughout Recovery When an addict arrives at a treatment facility for help, every relationship that was once present in their life has changed. After long time use of drugs or alcohol, addicts lose sight of who they really are. They say or do things that hurt those around ... Read More