Family Resources

Helping a loved one overcome an addictive disorder is often an emotionally fraught experience. Invariably, the challenges compound for people of faith. Those who struggle with addictive disorders often feel ashamed of their perceived moral failings. As such, they may resist well-meaning efforts to help....

Watching an adult child struggle with an addictive disorder is a gut-wrenching experience. Setbacks can be discouraging, leaving you and your adult child in a state of hopelessness. However, you can successfully weather this test of your resilience. Below, we suggest 5 ways to help you...

Experts maintain that the United States is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. The CDC estimates that 72,000 individuals died from drug overdose deaths in 2017. Additionally, at least 130 people died every day from opioid-related overdoses that year. For you, much is at stake. Perhaps,...

  It seems like a pointless argument. Does it matter whether there is a difference between physical dependence and addiction? We won't argue that addiction is a complicated and life-altering experience.   Many people with addictive disorders are prone to relapses. However, others are merely dependent on chemical...

People with substance abuse disorders suffer in many ways. They endure failing health and disruptions in personal relationships. Often, they lose their jobs and struggle to make ends meet. Many who engage in the risky use of substances become homeless and are alienated from their families....

Could there be something greater than winning a million dollars? What about the likelihood of finding something better than a treasure chest full of gold under your house? Would it be possible to think of anything greater than being granted endless health forever? Some people may say no....

“Do Not Attempt This at Home” This is a disclosure we often see on TV or newspaper ads when someone is offering medical help or advice on how to solve a problem or repair something.  It’s also good advice if we have a family member going...

How to Renew Your Hope After Losing It: Part Two 3 Practical Applications Hope is so important to human life. Along with faith and love, it is the oxygen of the human soul. With it, we can overcome any obstacle. Without it, even simple tasks in life...

How to Renew Your Hope After Losing It: Part One 3 General Principals Hope is one of three things that lasts forever (1 Corinthians 13:13). But that doesn’t mean our hopes are always fulfilled. In fact, they can often be let down. And when that happens, we can be...