Tips to Help Cope with an Addicted Loved One

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Reading Time: 7 minutes Coping with a loved one’s addiction can be an emotionally taxing and confusing time. It’s important to approach this situation with empathy, understanding, and a well-informed strategy. Here are some tips to help you navigate this challenging journey: 1. Educate Yourself About Addiction Understand the Nature of Addiction: Addiction is a multifaceted condition, profoundly impacting […]

Growing up With an Addicted Parent

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Navigating childhood in the shadow of a parent’s addiction is a journey fraught with unique challenges. This environment leaves indelible marks on an individual’s mental health, relationships, and personal development.

My Parent is Addicted to Heroin

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Reading Time: 6 minutes What Can I Do to Help an Addicted Parent? If you live with parents addicted to heroin, the best thing you can do is reach out to someone about the issue.Dealing with addicted parents can sometimes feel isolating. You may be embarrassed to let someone know about such personal issues.But it would be best if […]

Myths About Addiction that Prevent Families from Helping [List]

Reading Time: 5 minutes Myth 1: Smart People Can’t Be Addicts One of the more popular myths about addiction has to do with intelligence. The ability to have an addiction does not relate to a lack of intelligence. When we think of smart people, we often think of those who do well in life. We relate visible success to […]

What is it Like to Live with a Drug Addicted Family Member?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes There may be nothing more stressful than living with an addicted family member. It doesn’t matter what drug they are addicted to. While the drugs they use may be different from family to family, their behaviors are very similar.

Have an Addicted Loved One? Here’s How to Seek Help [For You]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Why Get Help if it’s Not Your Addiction? Too often, families fail to see how the recovery journey of their loved one relates to them. If someone close to you is abusing drugs or alcohol, it is hard to remember to take care of yourself in these times. Self-care in this intense situation is vital […]

Beginning the Journey: Detox vs. Cold Turkey

Reading Time: 4 minutes Addicted Brain: The Need to Stay in Active Addiction Many people wonder how people can make the conscious choice to take a drug even though they are aware of the dangers involved. The answer is simple: your brain. Your body is made up of chemicals and so are drugs. When you ingest drugs into your system, […]