Love & Relationships

How to Cope with Divorce During Rehab or Recovery

Rehab and recovery are difficult, traumatic, and often one of the most time-intensive and emotionally intensive periods you will ever go through as an adult. Despite that, many of us have to cope with losing loved ones and marriages during this period. While it’s always better if you can avoid tumultuous life changes during [...]

2019-11-19T17:00:04-08:00

Losing a Loved One to Addiction – How to Cope

No matter what your relationship, losing a loved one is a terrible and traumatic event. Losing your loved one to a disorder such as addiction may make that process worse and may add to your own trauma. People who survive their addicted loved ones may feel pressured by grief, stigma, and blame and may [...]

2019-10-08T10:02:38-08:00

How to Admit Addiction to Your Kids

Struggling with an addiction is a life-impacting problem. Substance-use disorders affect your ability to make good decisions, behave in an empathetic way, to prioritize the right things, to earn money, to be there for your children, and to progress in your life. No matter what you are on, substance dependence inhibits your ability to [...]

2019-11-04T11:57:06-08:00

How to Detach from an Addict with Love

With over 24.5 million people in the United States addicted to a substance, and an estimated 1 in 10 suffering from a substance use disorder at some point in their lives, one in four Americans knows an addict. While many people only suffer from addiction for brief periods, they go on to affect their friends, [...]

2018-12-19T05:31:39-08:00

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 [...]

2018-08-31T14:52:09-08:00

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 [...]

2018-08-29T09:57:47-08:00

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 [...]

2018-08-29T10:13:04-08:00

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 [...]

2018-08-30T08:26:40-08:00

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 [...]

2018-08-30T08:49:44-08:00