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
Supporting vs. Enabling: How to Best Help an Addict

Supporting vs. Enabling: How to Best Help an Addict

How to Help an Addicted Loved One Without Enabling When someone you care about is suffering from drug addiction, alcoholism, or another form of a substance use disorder, you often need to walk a fine line, one that allows you to provide...
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04/02 2021
How to Ask for Help for Addiction

How to Ask for Help for Addiction

Steps to Help You Reach Out for Help With Addiction For those struggling with drug addiction and other forms of a substance use disorder, help can seem far off and elusive. Just admitting you need help is often a significant impediment, as...
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03/31 2021
14 Common Characteristics of Adult Children of Alcoholics

14 Common Characteristics of Adult Children of Alcoholics

Effects of Growing Up With an Alcoholic Parent Growing up with an alcoholic parent can be devastating for impressionable children. Those young children eventually grow up to be adults that can sometimes struggle to make sense of their place in a family...
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03/31 2021
Helping an Adult Family Member With a Drug Addiction

Helping an Adult Family Member With a Drug Addiction

Steps to Help an Adult Addicted to Drugs Drug addiction can impose its will on any family, regardless of any demographic designation. Often, friends, family members, and loved ones suffer even more as they watch the negative impacts of drugs on someone...
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03/26 2021