One of our past graduates tells her experience with those in her life and how they dealt with her drug addiction and alcohol abuse. She shares why her loved ones struggled to get her to change and how she feels they could have been more effective.
Admitting you have a problem is never easy, and leaving your family for treatment over the holidays doesn’t make it any easier. Yet waiting till after the holidays is a dangerous waiting game. Do you do what you want, or what you should?
One of our graduates talks about being adopted and how she feels that played a role in her struggle with substance abuse. She has written this without using her name to feel free to openly talk about her struggles.
Addiction is a common worry amongst families who have a member that struggles with addiction. Are younger members of the family more likely to become addicts?
Dealing with addiction can be one of the hardest things a family will face. Knowing what it might take to help a loved one can make a world of difference.
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.