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?
If you suspect your kid or loved one is using drugs, one of the first things you might do is search their room to see if you can find something to prove your suspicions. But chances are because you don’t abuse drugs, you could come across something related to drug use and you would have no idea.
Summer is the favorite time of the year for many, but for parents of teens, it can be a time to be cautious and to pay close attention to the type of fun your child is having. According to a new study, more people try Ecstasy, LSD, cocaine, and marijuana during the summer than at any other time of the year.
Trying to get help for someone struggling with addiction can be challenging and quite frankly a headache sometimes. If you have ever reached out for advice on how to deal with someone you know who is addicted, you may have heard of using “tough love”. What exactly does that mean though?
Someone you love or are close to passes out. Their lips are turning blue and they are lethargic or non-responsive. You know they struggle with substance abuse and suspect an overdose, but you do not have Narcan. What do you do? Obviously call an ambulance.
In 2017, drug overdose deaths continued to rise exceeding 70,000 casualties with Fentanyl and other powerful opioid synthetics continuing to increase the loss of life.