Top 7 Tips for Holding an Intervention

Watching a loved one struggle with drug and/or alcohol addiction can be frightening and painful for friends and family members. They often have to sit and watch while their loved one ruins their life, and slowly loses themselves to addiction. One of the hardest emotions to manage is the feeling of helplessness. Fortunately for loved

Addiction is a Family Disease

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In my family, addiction is as commonplace as dishes in the sink or Sunday dinners. It’s in the way I was raised, the way my parents were raised. I don’t have anyone in my family who lives in active addiction right now, but I can see its effect across generations. Cyclical destruction occurs, and once

Step 11: It’s Worked Everyday

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When I first read through Step 11, I thought “I’m not going to do that.” I remember thinking there’s no way I’ll be able to sit still long enough to meditate, and having a Higher Power wasn’t a priority because I was in such dismay and pain. Honestly, I just wasn’t in the mood to