Family Resources

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...

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,...

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...

Addiction Affects All of Us: How to Help a Recovering Addict Fear. Anger. Guilt. Uncertainty. Shame. Isolation. Helplessness. Family members grapple with similar feelings to those addicts themselves struggle with. Drugs barricade the connection between addict and loved one, fend off attempts to help, and instill toxicity. Recovering from addiction...

The benefits of long term drug rehab program are many, beginning with how we identify those who participate. We do not call them clients or residents. We refer to them as students, because they learning a new way of living. We believe that through proper...

Finding the Right Anchor When your loved one is battling addiction, you feel every up, you feel every down, you feel the highs, the lows, you celebrate every victory, and you mourn every defeat. The reality is you get left feeling tossed about not really certain...

This can be such a hopeful and stressful time in your life. You’ve possibly had quite a few conversations in the past with your loved one about finally getting help. Some have gone terrible and ended in arguments and others have shown glimmers of hope....

It’s the week of Mother’s Day and during this special holiday, not only do I think about my own Mother but I think about all the other Mothers I personally know.  I wonder and pray if they are having a blessed time with their children,...

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