Stressful addiction-related family issues certainly apply year-round, but they are especially difficult at holiday time.
Families, Addiction and the Holidays – A Difficult Mix
Why isn’t there more guidance on how to decline alcohol, considering the many social situations in which alcohol flows freely in our society?
Do Recovered Alcoholics “Come Out” or “Just Say No” in Social Situations?
My three adult children enjoy drinking, but aren’t alcoholics. Can you do this as a parent, even if you yourself have had a drug or alcohol problem?
How I Prevented My Kids from Being Alcoholics
Society negatively labels the drug-addicted in a way that sets them apart from the masses, rather than seeing them as humans with common behavioral symptoms arising from understandable feelings, emotions and conflicts.
Do’s and Don’ts in Psychotherapy for People Who Have Addictions
When “rescuers” intervene, the aggressive approach can create discord and the people being “saved” tend to resist. A better alternative to rescuing is respectful, cooperative dialogue that engages people in discussion.
You Can’t Rescue People with Drug Problems
Approximately 30% of adults in the United States have had an alcohol use disorder (AUD) at some time in their lives. Despite the high number, only a small percentage ultimately seek professional help.
New Study Reveals Sharp Spike in Alcohol Use Disorders
Achieving self-knowledge is already a difficult task, but the difficulty level can be particularly increased among those struggling with addiction. In fact, self-deception often goes hand-in-hand with chemical dependency.
Forms of Self-Deception that Often Characterize Addiction
This may just be one example of harm reduction allowing one alcoholic to improve his quality of life. But he didn’t die. I didn’t “let him” use and watch him spiral…
Harm Reduction in Action: Here is Ed’s Story
Although a few areas such as New York have made progress in this direction, the country lags behind and remains mired in a slough of ignorance and overdose death.
Death After Treatment for Heroin Dependence
“AA critics are prone to attack AA for its perceived lack of evolving thought, yet are equally quick to attack what they see as any inconsistencies over time.”