Love & Relationships

Why Addicts Choose Drugs Over Love

Chances are you didn't even know they were an addict when you fell in love. I know I didn't. By the time I found out, I was totally invested in the relationship. Just Say No Why doesn't he love me enough to just say no? After all, he had me now. He told me [...]

2018-08-31T14:52:09+00:00 0 Comments

How to Prepare Your Kids When You Go to Rehab

Discussing an addiction and seeking rehab when you are caring for a child, especially a very young one, can be a challenging experience. On the one hand, it's important to discuss where and why you are going, on the other, it is difficult to explain a temporary absence, and what many parents see as [...]

2018-08-29T09:57:47+00:00 0 Comments

Am I Codependent With My Addict?

I was always tired, and I didn't know why. Everyone else my age seemed perfectly capable of working full-time while taking care of their home and their families. I, on the other hand, always felt overwhelmed. Every day was a struggle, like running uphill against the wind. At 39, I was way too young [...]

2018-08-29T10:13:04+00:00 0 Comments

What is it Like to Date Sober?

Dating was the last thing on my mind when I first got sober. Starting a brand new life and figuring out how to deal with all my crap while sober was more than enough for me to handle. Having to deal with someone else's crap on top of all that? No, thank you. Rebuilding [...]

2018-08-30T08:26:40+00:00 0 Comments

How to Say No to an Addict You Love

Over 23.5 million people in the United States suffer from some form of substance use disorder. This means that most of us know someone who is struggling with an addiction, and one in five of us will have a close family member or relation who is addicted. If your loved one is addicted to [...]

2018-08-30T08:49:44+00:00 1 Comment

7 Common Characteristics of Adult Children of Alcoholics

Data shows that more than 11% of children live with an adult who is addicted to a substance, nearly one in four U.S. children know an adult addict, and about 28 million children live with alcoholics. While levels of substance use, and their impact on family hierarchy and relationships vary considerably, Children of Alcoholics [...]

2018-08-30T09:01:05+00:00 0 Comments

How to Maintain Your Sobriety Over the Holidays

For most of us, the holidays are a time of celebration and spending time with family and loved ones, or simply enjoying life with friends. But, for those of us recovering from an alcohol use disorder, the holidays, from Christmas to New Year's and all the parties and events in between, can be more [...]

2018-09-01T06:29:54+00:00 0 Comments

What to Say to an Addict in Denial

Watching someone struggling with an addiction is a difficult and painful thing, especially when their substance use is hurting family relationships, study, career goals, and finances. This is even more true when that person fails to even realize they have a problem, instead either ignoring setbacks or attempting to push the blame for failure [...]

2018-09-01T08:36:05+00:00 1 Comment

7 Steps to Take After Finding Your Kid’s Drug Stash

Whether you’ve suspected it for some time, or discovered it by accident, finding evidence of your child’s drug use is never pleasant, or easy. However, the steps you take after finding your kid’s drug stash are crucial to their future health and happiness. Your approach to their mistakes and possible addiction could mean the [...]

2018-09-01T08:42:53+00:00 0 Comments