Month: December 2021

What Can Someone Do If a Family Member Has a Drug Problem?

Loving someone with an addiction is never easy. In fact, it can be emotionally, mentally, and even financially draining. This is especially true if you aren’t comfortable setting firm, healthy boundaries, or if you’re worried about their situation growing worse. It’s not uncommon for people to make excuses for their addicted relatives, clean up their …

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Should You Leave A Drug Addict or Alcoholic Who Won’t Seek Help?

The decision to leave an addict or alcoholic who won’t seek help is a difficult one. Addiction is powerful and can make the addicted person believe that they are in control of their addiction when they are not. Leaving someone who refuses help will likely cause them to spiral down into worse conditions than before, …

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How To Talk About Addiction With Family

Navigating addiction’s rocky terrain can be difficult for both substance abusers and the people who love them. But if you implement a few communication tools, conversations about addiction with friends and family can move from angry, fruitless, and frustrating to productive, effective, and empowering. Educate Yourself About Substance Abuse Whether you’re dealing with addiction or …

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