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What to ask and not to ask an addict
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How to Talk to an Addict in Recovery

What to Ask (and Not to Ask) Your Loved One in Recovery Millions of Americans are affected by addiction every year; addiction is a tricky disease, and it doesn’t discriminate, causing heartbreak and hurt for so many families and friends.…
family healing from substance abuse
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Family Recovery for a Family Disease: Healing from Addiction Together

Uniting as a Family to Heal From Substance Abuse Addictions Living in a family with an addict is like trying to navigate an emotional minefield: every word, action or normal interaction takes on an entirely new meaning. One wrong move, and…
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Preparing to Welcome Home a Recovered Loved One

Receiving a loved one home from treatment can be a confusing time for the individual in early recovery and his or her loved ones. The love and support of friends and family members significantly enhance the potential for long-term abstinence…
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How to Reach Out for Help with Addiction

How to Know if I’m Addicted The fact that you are on this page now, searching for information on this topic, is a sure sign that in some shape or form, addiction to alcohol and/or drugs is affecting your life in a negative way. At the beginning…

Addiction and Natural Disasters: The Dangers

During a natural disaster, the choices and behaviors of those who are struggling with addiction can surely seem illogical and irrational to those who have never experienced addiction themselves. What many do not realize is that addiction is…
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Lifestyle Changes in Recovery: Rebuilding Family Relationships

How Addiction Can Cause Strain in Family Relationships If you’re struggling with addiction, you have most likely already experienced how negatively it can affect your family relationships. Even if you started using drugs or alcohol in the…
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5 Common Myths of Sobriety

“It’s too late for me.” People believe myths surrounding a lot of things, but myths about sobriety and recovery can be especially damaging. These myths unfortunately can lead people with a drug and alcohol problem to feel like there is…
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Complex PTSD and Substance Abuse

What is PTSD? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, has increasingly made headlines since the beginning of the War on Terror in 2001. People have suffered from stress related to traumatic events since the dawn of time and symptoms have been…
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Society and Substance Abuse: Nature vs Nurture

The Nature vs Nurture Argument and Substance Abuse The debate between nature and nurture goes back as far as the dawn of time. As long as humans have been curious, debates about the origin or cause of such problems as substance abuse have existed. And…