Overcoming Obstacles to Getting Help

Overcoming Obstacles to get Addiction Help

Asking for help is scary. It forces us to show our vulnerability and give up control over the situation facing us. It also makes us feel like we’re burdening the person we’re asking to help us. This is hard for a lot of people to do because of these mindsets, but it is necessary in most cases. An… Read More

How to Handle a Family Member’s Addiction

During the holidays - how to handle addiction

The holidays can be a stressful time for the healthiest of families, and the reality is that very few people actually make it through Christmas, New Year’s, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the holiday season without some conflict, disappointment, and regrets. For families dealing with substance abuse, the holiday season is often known as ‘the season of stress’ – it’s… Read More

Is Your Loved One Struggling with a Drug or Alcohol Addiction?

When you fall in love and get married, or you gain a new friend, you never look down the timeline of your future and think “you know, I bet we will be a great team when one of us struggles with alcohol addiction or drug abuse”. So when the time does come, and your significant other or good… Read More

Recognizing the Signs of Addiction in a Loved One… And What You Can Do

Recognizing the Signs of Addiction in a Loved One… And What You Can Do Active addicts live a life of secrecy and lies, which makes it difficult for the people who love them to recognize the signs of addiction. As difficult as it may be to identify a problem, there are things you can look for that are… Read More