Category: Love and Relationships

How To Cope When a Family Member Has a Drug or Alcohol Addiction

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In 2020, 40.3 million people aged 12 or older met DSMIV qualifications for a drug or alcohol use disorder – also known as…

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Am I Codependent with My Addict?

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Today, an estimated 18.5 million Americans struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. That means 1 in 20 Americans is expected to have a…

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Why Mental Health Labels Can Be Harmful

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Mental health diagnoses, such as “Autism”, “major depressive disorder”, “bipolar disorder”, etc., are used in mental healthcare as part of primary treatment. For…

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9 Ways to Stop Being Lonely in Recovery

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If you’re leaving addiction treatment and moving into recovery, you can feel alone. Chances are, you are alone. For most of us, addiction…

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What Can a Mother Say to Her Addict Child

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Realizing your child is addicted to drugs or alcohol is a painful moment for anyone. As parents, our children are a source of…

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How to Send a Loved One to Rehab in 5 Easy Steps 

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If your loved one is struggling with substance abuse, detox and rehab may be the best choice for them. Rehab, which often includes detox, behavioral…

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The Effects of Mental Health Challenges on Loved Ones

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The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) states that 1 in 6 Americans, or 46.6 million of us, struggle with mental health problems. These range from…

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How to Be Supportive to Your Addict After Rehab

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Struggling with a substance use disorder can seem like the end of your life, especially for those who hit rock bottom. Rehab is…

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How Addiction Affects Relationships

You may not notice the signs at first. Your spouse habitually comes home late from work. Your teenager is evasive and can’t answer…

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Give Yourself the Gift of Sobriety During the Holidays

Give Yourself the Gift of Sobriety during the Holidays

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but for some people in recovery that is easier said than done. Rather than joy, they feel…

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