Family members may not initially notice when someone they love is under the influence, but as time goes on, the mood changes, and harmful behavior is prevalent.
Category Archives: Family and Addiction
Identifying a loved one who is abusing drugs or alcohol can be challenging, especially if your loved ones are still handling their personal responsibilities. If you are concerned that a loved one is abusing drugs or alcohol, then you may need to identify the way that your loved one may be hiding their substance use Continue Reading
Our bodies and minds naturally deteriorate as we age, but talking about or dealing with the consequences of these changes is anything but easy. How do you bring up the fact that you don’t want your dad driving anymore because his reflexes have slowed? Or that the reason your mother’s neighbors are “lying” about the Continue Reading
Addiction and the family can be a difficult subject to talk about, but it’s an important topic to broach considering the sheer number of children affected by parents with an addiction More than 28 million Americans have seen at least one parent struggle with alcoholism, and an estimated 7.5 million live with a parent who Continue Reading
Many of the steepest costs are things to which you can’t assign a dollar value. How do you determine the “cost”, for example, of missing your son’s graduation or ruining your marriage or career? Since 80 percent of neglect and child abuse cases involve substance abuse, what does that “expense” mean? (Forbes) But even if Continue Reading
With the increase in opiate prescriptions over the last decade, it’s a given that many become addicted to what their doctors prescribe. Add to that an overall increase in those who find their opiates on the street, and you may get an idea of the scope of this serious problem. But alongside those moms-to-be facing Continue Reading
We’ve all known those who have drank way more than their limit, yet still thought they were okay to drive, work, parent or whatever. Those surrounding that person know the obvious, so what would make one so in denial of their abilities while impaired? Each year impaired drivers put thousands of lives in danger An Continue Reading