FAMILY ADDICTION

Ren in Family Addiction
July 30, 2019

Low Treatment Opportunities Equal High Overdose Risk

The seemingly endless progression of the opioid addiction epidemic in the United States has left many of us wondering, “What are we missing? Why have we not been able to reduce this problem?” Opioid addiction began to manifest itself as a growing problem in the early-2000s, and the crisis has done nothing but worsen since then.

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Fio Magliola in Family Addiction
June 27, 2019

The Indirect Victims of Alcohol Abuse

It is no surprise that alcohol is prevalent in our society. It is the most commonly used, easy to get and legal drug in the United States. Unfortunately, alcohol use doesn’t come without consequences—from waking up with a hangover to death in a traffic accident, alcohol use isn’t innocent.

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Ren in Family Addiction
June 13, 2019

A Checklist for Helping an Addicted Loved One Seek Treatment

Helping a loved one overcome a drug habit or alcoholism is no walk in the park. It can be a real challenge and an ongoing one. When you are trying to help your loved one, trying to convince them to get better, it helps to have tips, tools, and techniques at your disposal.

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Ren in Family Addiction
June 10, 2019

Should Parents with Addictions Be Allowed to Keep Their Kids?

One of the seemingly unsolvable problems, a paradox of sorts, is whether or not people who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction should be allowed to maintain custody of their kids. It becomes a moral question and a hotly debated one.

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Ren in Family Addiction
April 11, 2019

How to Talk to Your Spouse about Drugs

Few challenges are more difficult than when we face the prospect of talking to a family member or loved one who is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. These issues are some of the hardest. Someone you care about very much is using a substance that will eventually kill them if they don’t stop.

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Joanne in Family Addiction
March 8, 2018

One in Five Children at Higher Risk

Recently, three employees of a daycare facility in suburban Chicago were arrested after they gave children gummy bears laced with sleep aid melatonin without parental consent, according to the police.

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Joanne in Family Addiction
March 5, 2018

Addict Stigma: Killing Americans

We all know the harshness of war with the bullets flying and the bombs dropping and the crazy war movies that follow, heck, the national media never seem to give up talking about the victims, and the chaos and showing the flag-draped caskets carried off the planes by military honor guards…

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Joanne in Family Addiction
January 19, 2018

Drug Epidemic is Breaking our Foster Care System

National data doesn’t tell us how many children are removed from their homes because of a parent’s addiction. And there’s no national standard for how states report substance abuse and child neglect. But many state officials agree the surge in foster care cases is a result of the drug epidemic.

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Magan Kilgore in Family Addiction
October 4, 2017

Drugs Did Not Just Destroy My Parent’s Lives…

Growing up , both my parents were addicted to drugs. I actually did not even meet my mom until I was about 8 years old. She was in prison. My mom went right back to her addiction after she was released from prison. I never established a real relationship.

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Karen in Family Addiction
September 10, 2012

The Issue of Elderly Drug Abuse

The world-wide drug epidemic is common knowledge nowadays. A parent knows the importance of teaching his kids to stay away from drugs and peer pressure about drugs. Schools have drug-free campaigns running all the time.

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