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How to Support a Loved One in Rehab

How to Support a Loved One in Rehab

By on Jul 6, 2018 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog, Recovery

You just dropped off your child, spouse, parent, or friend at an addiction recovery center. It’s been a long path getting to this point and you’re a mixture of exhaustion, relief, anxiety, or maybe even guilt or fear. You’ve been so focused on your loved one’s monumental addiction problem that as you drive away you realize you have no idea what to do now. How are...

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How to Know If You’ve Hit Rock Bottom

How to Know If You’ve Hit Rock Bottom

By on Jun 26, 2018 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog, Recovery

Sometimes we like to think of life as the plot to a movie. There’s an inciting problem. Something happens that makes the hero realize he has a problem and he’s reached rock bottom. The hero has an epiphany. Then there’s a music montage while the hero solves the problem in two minutes and lives happily ever after. Real life doesn’t work this way. There are many,...

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What to Do if Your Child Is Struggling with Addiction

What to Do if Your Child Is Struggling with Addiction

By on Jun 1, 2018 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog, Recovery

If your child is using drugs or alcohol, you may feel overwhelmed, angry, or in denial of the problem, or uncomfortable talking about it. You may feel as if you have failed as a parent. You may feel unsure how to help your child or when is appropriate to seek help. Nearly a fourth of young adults ages 18 to 20 have used an illegal substance. Substance abuse among...

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Handling the Stigma of Recovery

Handling the Stigma of Recovery

By on May 23, 2018 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog

Stigma isn’t tangible, but it is very real. It’s seen in the facial expressions of a person when she finds out her friend is an alcoholic. It’s heard in the tone of voice an employer uses with someone in recovery during an interview. It’s seen in the portrayals and stereotypes of addicts shown on TV shows and in the media. Recovery can feel like an uphill battle,...

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