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It’s normal for teens to engage in their own private conversations using language designed to keep parents out of their world. Wise parents walk the line of allowing this while keeping a pulse on what is going on in these conversations. Jean…
People in recovery from substance use disorders often get various degrees of support from their family—some helpful and some not. Although families want to provide healthy support, often they do not because of misinformation and misperceptions…
Imagine that for years you have been living a double life because of your substance use addiction. In that double life, you have been dishonest with the people closest to you, have fallen short of your own ideals for yourself. You have unmeasurable…
I just want things to be “normal” again… I hear this from both the individual suffering from addiction and the family members that ache for their return to health. Addiction does not occur in a vacuum. Everyone loses when addiction…
How many times have most of us vowed “I’m done , and I’m never doing it again,” only to find yourself doing it again? Frustrating, isn’t it? Yet this is the experience most of us have when attempting to replace addictive,…
Note: The comparison of the addictive process is not intended to trivialize intimate partner violence and other kinds of abusive relationships, but rather to emphasize how damaging addiction can be and how much its victims are in need of help….
More than 20 million Americans are estimated to struggle with addiction to a drug or alcohol in any given year. Yet only 10 percent seek treatment for their addiction according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. How can we help more…
Many barriers exist for men who struggle with mental health, but there is hope that these barriers can be overcome to live a fulfilling life!
As our world continues to grapple with the effects of a global pandemic, I see similarities to what individuals with addictions face when pursuing a life of recovery. In recovery circles, you will hear messages like “There is only one thing you…
The vaping industry has run a very successful campaign to create a widespread perception that e-cigarettes or vaping is less dangerous to users than smoking conventional cigarettes. But are they really? The information available can be confusing. For…

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