Rebuilding Trust Within Your Family After Rehab

Rebuilding trust within your family

Drug addiction takes away who you are before you are even aware that it is occurring. Piece by piece, each aspect of a person’s life is neglected as the substance becomes a priority, often leading to relational issues between the user and their family members and friends. Users may begin to sneak around, lie often, and destroy the… Read More

Top 10 Tips for Staging a Successful Intervention

The top 10 things to do in a successful intervention

Do you have a loved one that has been unsuccessfully trying to fight their demons for years? If you have a family member that is struggling with addiction and it must be confronted, staging an intervention may be the only hope in saving them. You may have seen a portrayal of an intervention in today’s media. The event… Read More

How to Encourage Your Loved One to Get Help Today

How to stage an intervention for a loved one

Seeing someone you love struggle with addiction is challenging. You want to help them but also not force your opinions on them and possibly fracture the relationship. Figuring out how to do this is complicated but entirely possible and highly effective. Intervention help is a good method to make addicts aware of their illness and the necessity for… Read More

The Relationship Between Addiction and the Foster Care System

What is the relationship between addiction and the foster care system

Drug addiction has plagued many lives in Florida and continues to do so on a day-to-day basis. Nationwide drug overdose rates continue to rise and too many lives are being lost to addiction. The impact of drug addiction not only causes destruction in the lives of those enduring its chaos but many other areas as well. Families and… Read More

5 Ways to Support a Recovering Family Member

5 Ways to support a Recovering family member

When a family member is suffering from the disease of alcoholism and addiction it’s felt by everyone. The pain from their actions can be significant monetarily, emotionally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. However, the truth of the matter is that for this member of our family to embrace and experience recovery to the fullest and undergo a personal transformation… Read More

Finding Recovery as a Family

Finding Recovery as a Family

Are you struggling with an addiction? Is one of your family members struggling with the difficult process of an addiction? While addiction has the most detrimental effects directly on the user, it may shock you to realize that addiction can also have very serious negative side effects to the family members of someone living in active addiction. It… Read More

Family Solutions and Addiction Recovery

While some of the stigma of recovery has been reduced in recent years, television and movies often show a very individualistic form of treatment that is not always the case. The image of the lifestyle of people addicted and how they recover may be perfectly accurate for some and very different from others. This disparity can be a… Read More

Things to Never Say to an Addict pt 4.

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Read Part 3 Here   You’d be surprised at how harsh people’s words toward addicts can be. Here are some common thoughts people have about addiction and even communicate to the people they love.   “If you tried harder you could get clean. You’re just not really committed to it” Do you know an addict that has been… Read More

Things to Never Say to an Addict pt 3.

Read Part 2 Here You’d be surprised at how harsh people’s words toward addicts can be. Here are some common thoughts people have about addiction and even communicate to the people they love.   “I’ll never feel sorry for you until you take responsibility for yourself.” The fact that your friend is talking to you about their addiction… Read More

The Benefits of Helping Others

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Here’s a unique way we can help ourselves: by helping others. It seems counterintuitive to some, but there is enormous psychological benefit to empathy.   Helping Others Helps Ourselves Imagine you’re in a support group for people struggling with drug withdrawal. A person in that group is looking for suggestions. It’s a strange factor of the human mind… Read More