With the world as crazy as it has been, I expect the holiday season to be pretty much the same. Keeping this in mind, we have decided to republish our holiday tips for having a safe and sober holiday season.
Forgiveness is essential for your loved one to remain sober. They will need forgiveness from two places. First, they will have to forgive themselves for the harm they have done. This will be extremely hard and likely one of the contributing factors to continued abuse—they have decided they would never forgive themselves.
It is one of those nights when I went to bed a little before 10:30 pm. I didn’t sleep well the night before due to storms in our area and storms in my mind. Thoughts of family, work and concerns in our world had me tossing and turning not resting or sleeping.
If you have ever either been to treatment or have a loved one who has, you probably know taking the first step and helping someone arrive at a treatment center can be one of the hardest parts of getting someone sober.
Ok, so your loved one just got home from drug rehabilitation treatment. You are nervous because you don’t want to do anything that may contribute to a relapse. At the same time, though, you want to make sure you take the right steps to help prevent a relapse.
I was a heroin addict for three years. The three years before that, I would take pretty much anything you put in front of me. That was, of course, before I went to treatment. But my parents didn’t know I did anything aside from smoking weed occasionally and drinking from time to time.
A Father Talks to His Son about Addiction As a parent, one only wants the best for their kids. Parents would give their life and more for their children. They want their children to have the life they never had.
My Best Advice on Interventions and Why They Are Good. An intervention is best done “early”, before the condition worsens. Don’t let your loved one suffer.
Drug addicts are very ingenious when it comes to hiding their supply of drugs. Due to the paranoia that comes from using drugs, addicts can resort to desperate measures to hide their drugs from family members.
You might suspect or even know your loved one is using drugs and has a problem. But they might think you don’t know. You have to say something—but what? How do you bring it up and once you do, where do you go from there?