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Three Ways You Can Help a Recovering Addict  Addicts, even recovering addicts, have harder demons to face than most people do. Recovery can be a lifelong battle for some, and it's one that many people fight (and many lose) alone. Having a recovering addict in the family...

Six Famous People Who Died From Alcoholism Individuals of all social classes, all intelligence levels, and all races can fall victim to the grip of alcoholism. Many have died untimely deaths as a result. The alcoholic death is one of the saddest to witness and is often...

How Drug Addiction could cost me my employment The job market is crowded with teens trying to get jobs. And employers are reluctant to hire teens because they worry about them taking their responsibilities seriously. When drug addiction is involved, it just compounds the issue. With drug...

"I'm only hurting myself," a constant refrain of addicts, contains a huge lie. A more truthful statement would be, "Not only am I hurting myself, but I'm also ruining my family. I'm inflicting harm on my children, and there's a good chance my spouse will...

Drug Abuse Facts Among Veterans Drug abuse and alcoholism among military veterans has long been an issue that seems to get little attention. Often chemically dependency results from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), and results from dependency to pain prescriptions after injury. The sad fact is...

We say empathy is a bridge, a bridge that can connect us at some of our greatest moments of hurt and disappointments. It’s certainly been useful in my life in relating to people. Through the course of my life and in helping those bound with drugs and...

Enabling Enabling a drug addict means you're doing things that help an addicted individual continue addictive behaviors. This is a nice logical, tidy definition, stated in such a way that no logical, right-minded individual would ever enable an addicted friend or loved one. Before we get to parent-shaming,...

So How can I Stop Drinking? Alcohol is such a socially accepted substance; it is almost an enforced tradition and social activity in our society. Due to this social acceptance of alcohol, those who wish to quit drinking or need to quit to save their lives,...

6 Suggestions for How to Deal with a Drug Addict in Your Family The damaging effects of drug addiction go beyond just the addict. Addiction comes with an emotional, psychological, and financial cost to those close to the addict as well. There are things, however, loved...

6 Ways to Keep Drugs off the Holiday Menu 1: Choose the Right Holiday Mindset The holidays are a time to celebrate, a time to be with family and friends. Many use these celebrations as an excuse to indulge themselves with food and drink, often at the...