Being in a close relationship with an addict can be difficult – even if you’re unaware that the person you’re seeing is addicted to drugs. Drug users are crafty and can be very good at hiding their addiction from even those who are very close to them. Unfortunately, even those drug addicts who are very
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You’re worried nonstop. In fact, you’ve been worried for a very long time now. You’re so concerned that you’re finding it hard to focus on anything else. Someone you love is struggling with alcohol addiction, and you’re terrified that this problem is going to result in serious consequences. You’re also tired of enabling the behavior
Are you considering whether you or a loved one needs treatment? Do you feel overwhelmed by all the dizzying and confusing medical terms associated with going to rehab? When locating the best rehab treatment, it’s reasonable to have many questions or concerns. After all, treatment for addiction may be an emotional, physical, and financial consequence.
No doubt struggling with drug addiction is a frightening, frustrating, and a downright complicated journey for both the individual and their loved ones. Perhaps you have tried getting sober in the past. Maybe you have tried different options, but none of them have stuck the way you had hoped. However, do you need formal treatment
Rehab for drug or alcohol abuse is often a very complicated process. For many, it is merely about giving them hope that rehab will help them get their life back on track, and give up the pain of addiction. For others, they are forced into it with some sort of consequence for them if they
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
Pittsburgh, PA | Sober Date: May 20, 2017 I am from a small town in western Pennsylvania and come from a middle-class family that loved and gave me whatever I would ever want or need. Like most teenagers, I kind of didn’t know who I was because I was part of many different groups of
Written by: Sara Sheppard My name is Sara Sheppard, and I’m an addict. Every recovery story is unique. You might find my story particularly unique, yet even in my situation, I can see the common threads existing for all addicts. For example, the hopelessness and helplessness that occurs with each individual hitting rock bottom. Or
Written By: Tim C. | Sobriety Date 10.28.16 I was born in central New Jersey weighing 4lbs, feet first, and a few weeks early – my mother was hoping for a girl. Naturally, I came into this world with the need to have my way. I had a normal childhood with two loving parents who were
My childhood was wonderful. Although my family had its struggles, it wasn’t nearly as traumatic as some of the stories I have heard other addicts and alcoholics share. Yet, at the age of 15, we had moved to a new city and I realized I was gay, and my whole world turned upside down. I