DIANNA RE, CAS
I got on to my Facebook today and saw the overwhelming amount of posts about rapper, Mac Miller’s, untimely passing. Mac Miller from the outside seemed to be doing well with the release of a new album. Just the day before his passing he talked excitedly about starting his tour on October 27th.
My job consists of helping families each day to get their loved ones into treatment. The one thing most of them have in common is not being able to distinguish the differences between enabling an addict and helping them.
If you have been in recovery at all, I'm sure you have heard the phrase “relapse is part of recovery.“ That right there has always been a cliche that I have had a hard time wrapping my head around. It gives addicts the ultimate excuse to continue using.
I work with families to get their loved ones into treatment and find most run into the same issues with how to successfully get it done. Here is my experienced advice on how to assist your loved one in to drug treatment .
Like many others, I was saddened to hear of Chris Cornell’s unfortunate death. His music helped me get through some very rough times but more importantly, I was sad because it was yet another loss of a person in recovery.
Around this time of the year, I like to remind Narconon graduates not to get caught up with drinking at holiday parties. I find this time of year is when the temptation to use drugs or alcohol is the worst. Here are some sober recipes to ring in a sober, drug-free new year!
Most of the time, I do not have an opinion over whether or not a particular drug is legalized because whether the drug is legal or criminalized, the drug will still be abused. Front and center in this debate, is Kratom.
Being born and raised in New Orleans, I have seen my fair share of natural disasters. Of course, Katrina was the most devastating and the first one to have an impact on my life. At that point, I had not developed a bad drug habit.