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Addiction is a very real problem that hurts many people. The addict, his or her family, and extended friends suffer along with the person struggling with the addiction. And, unfortunately, many of those loved ones feel an overwhelming sense of hopelessness? Have you ever asked yourself,...

Figuring out how to help a recovering addict can be a daunting task. Where do you start? What do you say? Will the situation ever change? The truth is that there are many people who have helped their loved ones to recover and are now enjoying a better life...

Do you remember coming home from school in 4th grade and telling your parents you needed a particular brand-new pair of $130 shoes? “Why do you need that?” your Mom responded. “Because,” you said, “everyone is wearing them.” And that’s when she hit you with the...

How To Help An Addict In Recovery WOOT WOOT! A loved one who is an addict has entered a treatment program and is officially in recovery. Now what? What do you say? What do you not say? Are the right words that important? What about family...

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...