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
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
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
Family Support for Opioid Addiction

Family Support for Opioid Addiction

Finding Support for Families of Opioid Addicts It’s extremely difficult to watch a loved one struggle with opioid addiction as it affects not only the person abusing substances but also has a powerful effect on family members and friends. You may feel...
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03/22 2021
Setting Healthy Boundaries When a Loved One Is Addicted

Setting Healthy Boundaries When a Loved One Is Addicted

The Importance of Setting Boundaries With an Addicted Loved One  When a family member or loved one struggles with an addiction, it’s important to implement strict yet realistic and respectable boundaries. To ensure an addict adheres to personal guidelines, you must set...
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03/08 2021