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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...

  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...

Kailah’s Story  We encourage you to read Kailah's Story of transformation and how God is doing miracles in Kailah's life. Hello!  My name is Kailah and I’m 23 years old.  I have been in the program for 3 months now.  From the time I was 2 until...

"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...

Heroin Addiction and the Dangers of Using Drugs What kind of life do you want to have in 5-10 years? Where do you want to live? What kind of car do you want to drive? What kind of work do you want to do? How are...

My name is Marlyn Molina.  I’m 28 years old, born and raised in PG County, MD and this is my story.  I am a mother of four wonderful, spunky children; Hope (10), Faith (8), Gregory (7), Frankie-Love (2).  From the age of 8 to 14...

Hello, my name is Rachel and this is my story.  I am 22 years old from Richeyville, PA.  Growing up I was very close with my family.  We occasionally attended church.  I was a good kid in school.  I never got in trouble, I was...

Kim's Story Hi, my name is Kimberly Brooks and I am 30 years old from Stafford, VA.  My story begins when I started using at 12 years old.  It started out with just marijuana.  When I got to high school I started experimenting with all types...

I think I live in the minority. I have a hard time viewing addiction as a disease. I am not so opposed to some of the reasoning this label exist today when it comes to addiction. I can certainly understand the physical and mental effects...