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The Messenger: Talking to Children About Another Adult’s Recovery

When a parent is going through recovery for an addiction the emotional toll it takes on the family is different from when the family member was in the throes of addiction. Despite these differences, the recovery process is no less difficult. When there are children involved that are old enough to understand that something is …

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There Aren’t Many Places for Addicted Teens to Go for Treatment

With substance abuse treatment services being rare in children’s hospitals and the dwindling resources of state services, addicted teens have few places to go in our society to affordably obtain the help they desperately need. When we take a closer look at why there are so few places for addicted teens to go, we see …

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A Basic Guide to Loving an Addict

Even under the best of circumstances, loving someone requires strength, honesty, self-reflection, objectivity and patience among other hard won mental and emotional attributes. Loving someone in the throes of addiction can be even more challenging requiring you to call on these attributes within yourself in different and often more challenging ways. Although a comprehensive guide …

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