Addiction & Relationships

8 08, 2018

Understanding the Cycle of Addiction

2018-12-07T05:55:36+00:00August 8th, 2018|0 Comments

More than 22 million Americans are trapped in a cycle of drug and alcohol abuse. In order to get them treatment, we need to recognize how that cycle works. Understanding the Cycle of Addiction No one wants to be a drug addict. Sure, they might enjoy drinking alcohol or getting high. But the constant need to keep using is [...]

21 05, 2018

Coping with Losing my Son to an Overdose

2018-11-15T16:42:42+00:00May 21st, 2018|79 Comments

Coping with Losing my Son to an Overdose “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” ~ Washington Irving Heart Breaking Drug Overdose That Changed My Life I never [...]

16 05, 2018

29 Clear Signs That Your Spouse is an Addict

2018-11-17T17:42:38+00:00May 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Living with a Partner Addict Coping with spouse addiction can turn your life upside down. All the trust that was built throughout the relationship is gone. Part of any substance addiction will involve your spouse going to great lengths to hide their addiction. While it may seem like a simple solution to divorce a drug addict, it’s usually not [...]

14 12, 2017

DTR: Addressing Addiction in Your Closest Relationships

2017-12-14T04:27:49+00:00December 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Directly addressing addiction in our closest relationships can often seem overwhelming. But if you are in a close relationship with someone struggling with alcoholics or drug addiction, you should know that you are not alone. In fact, both alcoholism and drug addiction are extremely prevalent within the United States. Over 23 million people need treatment for alcohol or drug [...]

23 11, 2017

Federal Guidelines Have Made Changes to the Type of Drugs Tested for Employment Drug Screens

2017-11-15T05:07:51+00:00November 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Beginning October 1, 2017, the guidelines have changed for how federal employees will be tested for drugs. Starting January 1, 2018, these changes will go into effect. The federal government now has the authority to test for four semi-synthetic opioids: oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone. These legal prescription semi-synthetic opioid pain medications are commonly known under the brand names [...]

11 11, 2017

14 Ways to Support Someone New in Recovery

2018-11-06T16:55:04+00:00November 11th, 2017|0 Comments

There are millions of people suffering from some form of substance abuse and addiction. In fact, as of 2012, there were 8.5 % of people in the US with abuse or dependency on substances of some kind. Addiction is common and many won’t get the help they need. So when someone you care about takes the necessary steps to [...]

12 09, 2017

5 Harsh Consequences of Drug Addiction

2017-09-19T21:12:40+00:00September 12th, 2017|0 Comments

There are so many harsh consequences of drug addiction. Sadly, these are things that most people don’t think about when they’re using. They only tend to think about how good they feel, and when they’ll be able to get high again. It’s possible that this describes you. You may know that your drug addiction is a problem. However, you’ve [...]

12 08, 2017

The Dangers of Mixing Alcohol with Other Drugs

2017-08-11T14:46:16+00:00August 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Mixing alcohol with other drugs is incredibly dangerous. In fact, many people lose their lives because of it. Quite often, people fail to recognize the dangers of mixing alcohol with different types of drugs. Individuals who abuse drugs will frequently use alcohol as a magnifier when they use drugs. Others do so without realizing the ramifications of their actions. It’s [...]

23 06, 2017

Strange Addictions You May Have Never Heard Of

2017-11-14T21:08:25+00:00June 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

What do all of the following things have in common? Online shopping Pets Tanning Video games Love They may seem wildly unrelated but they may have more in common than you think. Each of these things can be an addiction, some to the point which severely impact your life. When you hear of addiction, you may think only of substance [...]

13 06, 2017

Does Culture Influence Alcoholism and Addiction Rates?

2017-05-30T17:18:14+00:00June 13th, 2017|0 Comments

You have likely heard the phrase, “Alcoholism runs in families.” When you find out someone is an alcoholic or a drug addict, usually the first people you look at are their parents. What are their parents like? Did their parents influence their finding a solution in drugs and alcohol? On many occasions, you find the children of parents who are [...]