5 Signs You’re Enabling a Loved One’s Addiction

5 Signs You’re Enabling a Loved One’s Addiction

What Does it Mean to Enable Addiction? It can be tough to watch a loved one struggle with addiction, whether that’s an addiction to alcohol, drugs, or other substances. But what makes it even harder is enabling our loved ones with an...
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11/01 2022
Addiction Recovery and the Family: How to Get Support

Addiction Recovery and the Family: How to Get Support

The Role Of Family In Addiction Recovery It is not surprising that addiction affects more than just the substance-abusing or drug-addicted individual. Drugs and alcohol can easily damage multiple areas of a person’s life. Drug abuse often impacts someone’s finances, career, education,...
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10/10 2022
Self-Care for People With an Addict in the Family

Self-Care for People With an Addict in the Family

How Do You Care For Yourself if a Friend or Family Member Is Addicted? Addiction is a disease that impacts more than the individual addict; it also affects you as an addict’s loved one. While you may be focused on caring for...
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09/15 2022
What Is Codependency and What Does It Have to Do With Addiction?

What Is Codependency and What Does It Have to Do With Addiction?

What Is Codependency? Codependency is an emotional and behavioral condition that affects an individual’s ability to have healthy, mutually satisfying relationships, especially in relationships with an addicted partner. A codependent relationship is when one partner has extreme emotional or physical needs, and...
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07/20 2022
How to Help a Loved One Struggling With Addiction

How to Help a Loved One Struggling With Addiction

The Best Ways to Help an Addict When a family member becomes addicted to alcohol or drugs, every other person in the family often suffers alongside the addict. Those other family members may not be using drugs or abusing alcohol themselves, but...
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07/22 2021
Can You Force Drug Rehab on a Loved One?

Can You Force Drug Rehab on a Loved One?

Can Drug Rehab Be Forced? Many families ask this question: can you force rehab? There is a fine line between forcing someone into rehab and putting pressure on them to seek help through motivation and encouragement. Learning how to empower someone who...
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04/27 2021
How Drug Addiction Affects Families

How Drug Addiction Affects Families

The Impact of Addiction on Families If you’re trying to help a family member who’s been struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, chances are you’ve been impacted nearly as profoundly as they have. You may not be struggling in exactly the same...
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04/15 2021
Explaining Drug Addiction to a Child: A Guide for Parents

Explaining Drug Addiction to a Child: A Guide for Parents

Talking to Your Kids About Your Addiction Protecting children from the dangers they may encounter in life, including alcohol and drug addiction, is one of every parent’s priorities. Part of setting your child up for success involves talking to them about addiction’s...
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04/12 2021