DEALING WITH ADDICTION
Is Someone You Know Relying on Drugs or Alcohol to Get Through Their Days?
Do you know how to identify when a friend or loved one is struggling with addiction? If someone you know is relying on drugs or alcohol to get through their life, you can help them by spotting the real source of their problems.
Dealing with the Seemingly “High-Functioning” Addict
Some people are able to maintain the appearance of productivity for quite a while after they become addicted. This ability has generated the myth of the high-functioning addict. Is there really such a thing?
Establishing Boundaries with a Loved One That Has an Addiction
Some pretty clear lines need to be drawn with your loved one when it comes to addiction until they are ready to accept help and turn things around.
A Letter to the Mother Whose Child is Struggling with Addiction (from Someone in Recovery)
I know times are tough right now but please, hang in there, Mama.
10 Reasons Why It’s a Bad Idea to Hold off Addiction Treatment Until after the Holidays
Don’t wait until after the holidays to ask a loved one to get sober.
What Happens During an Overdose and What Can You Do About It?
I’ve always believed the best way to tackle a problem was to first learn as much about the problem as possible. So when one of my closest friends died from an overdose in 2012, I dedicated a good deal of time and my career to learning about the dangerous phenomenon of overdose.
How to Know if You Have a Drug Problem
Drug addiction is a complicated affliction. There is no denying that. And now that drug addiction issues have expanded to include an entire range of pharmaceutical substances, this evolution of the drug scene has complicated the issue even further.
Naloxone—Does It Help Us or Hinder Us?
Naloxone. This is the overdose reversal medicine, the injection or nasal spray which can bring an overdosing addict back from the brink of death. Naloxone truly is a miracle of modern medicine, but one might be surprised as to the controversy over the drug.
Treating More Than Opioid Dependence—Why Residential Treatment Is Critical to Recovery
Overcoming hardships is a part of the natural process of life. I don’t think anyone could say that life is “easy” for anyone. Challenges and obstacles are things we must all face from time to time. It’s just a part of life on planet Earth. Welcome to the show.
Friends and Addiction—How to Help
One of the most common questions I hear is, “How can I help my friend with their drug habit?“ To people who don’t use drugs and alcohol, a substance abuse addiction can seem strange and confusing. Why would your friend continue to use a substance that was harmful to them? Why would they keep putting that concoction of chemicals into their body when it might kill them?