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Substance Abuse and Addiction in the Family Unit

It is said that addiction is a family disease, but what does that actually mean? According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, this describes the profound and stressful impact that a family member’s substance abuse can have on his or her loved ones.

How Does Substance Abuse Impact the Family?

Addiction has far-reaching effects […]

Five Valuable Engagement Techniques to Help Screen and Treat Substance Abuse Candidates

If you suspect a friend or family member is struggling with substance abuse, talking to them about this issue can be challenging. These five techniques can help engage your loved one in a conversation about the issues they are facing and encourage them to seek treatment.

Open the Dialogue on a Positive Note

Start the conversation […]

Substance Abuse Prevention For Young Adults

One of the most difficult parts about being a parent is knowing how to prevent one’s child from abusing drugs. Programs like D.A.R.E. have proven to be widely ineffective for a variety of different reasons. For too long, parents have had misconceptions about the proper way to speak to their children about drugs and alcohol. […]

Addiction’s Effect on Marriage

Addiction can affect a marriage in a variety of different ways. Having your spouse fall into the depths of addiction can be very confusing, and it often leaves a person not knowing what to do. It’s extremely difficult to see the person you fell in love with go through a seemingly illogical transformation. The person […]

Romantic Relationships Under the Stress of Addiction

Relationships can be one of the major triggers in a person’s addiction and they may not even realize it. Whether the relationship appears healthy or not, many people get stuck in the cycle of drinking or using as a way of managing their relationship. Not only do relationships contribute to a person’s drinking or using, […]

How Addiction is a Family Disease

Living under the same roof as an alcoholic or addict can cause severe damage. Living in such an environment is much like living in a war-zone. Yelling, screaming, and chaos becomes the norm. In most cases, living in the home becomes a living nightmare for the entire family. Holidays are ruined, families start to face […]

Consistent and Sustained Parental Attitudes About Alcohol

Parents are a child’s greatest influence; the example that they set will have a great impact and may dictate some of the choices that their children make through the teenage years into young adulthood. While many parents have different opinions regarding their teenagers’ use of alcohol, new research suggests that parental practices and restrictions can […]