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Julie in Dealing with Addiction
August 3, 2021

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.

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Julie in Dealing with Addiction
July 20, 2021

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.

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Julie in Drug Rehab
July 12, 2021

How to Support a Loved One in Rehab

If you have a loved one currently seeking addiction treatment or about to go to rehab, some things can help make their stay a better experience.

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Julie in Family Addiction
May 6, 2021

My Loved One Overdosed... Now What?!

What are some practical steps a family can take when their loved one overdoses? Continue reading to find out.

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Ren in Addiction
December 11, 2019

Can We Please Quit Calling Excessive Use of Technology an Addiction?

There’s been a lot of talk about the addictive nature of tech, the internet, cell phones, and social media. From the Help Guide to Consumer Affairs and countless other publications, big media centers and online resources are beginning to report on the harmful effects and the addictive nature of tech, social media, and the internet.

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Ren in Dealing with Addiction
August 27, 2019

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.

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Ren in Recovery
May 12, 2019

What Can You Do to Build a Better World in Recovery?

Being in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is infinitely preferable to the alternative of living with an active drug addiction or a drinking problem. But that does not mean that living in recovery is easy or straightforward. No one ever said that it would be.

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Ren in Sobriety
March 18, 2019

How a Recovering Addict Can Use Decision-Making, Life Skills, Personal Ethics, and Other Tools for Staying Sober

Life in recovery can sometimes be difficult and challenging. But the struggles of life in general are why recovering addicts need to have the tools for staying sober.

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Ren in Drug Rehab
March 2, 2019

Ten Questions to Ask a Treatment Center

You are a parent, a spouse, or a son or daughter of an addict. You’re looking for help for your loved one. Or you are yourself struggling with drug addiction or alcoholism, and you need to find help. The first thing to know is that help is available. But maybe you already know that.

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Ren in Drug Prevention
February 24, 2019

Keeping a Sober and Drug-Free Home

What do you think would be easier or would take less effort invested and time committed—helping someone kick an addiction, or preventing someone from ever falling prey to a substance abuse habit in the first place? Prevention is the clear winner.

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