When someone is struggling with addiction, a key thing they will also be struggling with is their finances. One of our graduates tells his story of his addiction and how it led him to financial ruin.
There are many myths you hear when talking about addiction. Here is a break down of some of these myths. Knowing this could be important to understanding a loved ones addiction.
The Mommy Wine Culture has become well known and advertised as fun and okay. Yet these moms may not realize the message they are sending and how this can impact their children.
Everyone comes from different walks of life. That being said, anyone can be an addict and there is no stereotypical version of what an addict should look like or be in society. There are many addicts, some you would never know unless you paid very close attention. Those people are what we call functioning addicts.
Cocaine addiction is a slippery slope and it can easily suck someone in, making them think they have it under control when really they don’t. One of our graduates tells her story of how she slipped into addiction and realized death was not the only way out.
While struggling with addiction, we also struggle to tell the truth. Not only do we struggle with being honest with others, but with ourselves as well. With our lies, we try to protect our loved ones, but in the end, we’re only hurting them and ourselves.
One reason people drink or use drugs is they feel depressed and are seeking an escape. One of our graduates opens up and tells her story of overcoming her depression and how she learned to live a happy life without drugs or alcohol.
Growing up, a schedule of extracurricular activities controlled me. Slowly, over time, drugs started controlling my schedule and eventually my life.
Why labeling addiction is harmful not only to those struggling with addiction but also to those who may not even struggle with drug use and abuse. We take a look at the stigmatizing of addicts and what harm it does to the general public.
Losing someone you care about, dealing with grief and isolation is hard for everyone. There is an added risk to those who struggle with addiction when faced with such a loss. We look into the relationship between grief and addiction.