ADDICTION AND FAMILY

What is Drug Addiction and How Does Family Intervention Help?

Drug addiction is a strong compulsive action or drug-seeking behavior to use drugs or alcohol despite the undesirable effects and dangerous consequences that are likely to occur.

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Does Family Intervention Work Without a Certified Interventionist?

Frequently, after researching interventions, families decide that they can go it alone, without a professional. In this case, the family members and close friends plan and perform an intervention without hiring a professional interventionist. But is this wise?

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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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Ren in Effects on children
January 23, 2019

Can You Break the Family Cycle of Addiction?

Addiction is a multi-faceted, complex crisis, brought on by several factors and perpetrated by several more. It goes without saying that addiction is a complicated affliction, or else it would not be so difficult to overcome.

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Ren in Family Help
July 29, 2018

Drug Abuse and the Family Unit

When we have to confront the relatively unpleasant issues that abound from drug and alcohol abuse, we have to also discuss the more unpleasant sides to this coin, like how drug abuse affects the entire family unit.

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Ren in Dealing with Addiction
June 26, 2018

Teens Have Few Options for Drug Addiction Treatment

Teenagers who fall prey to drug and alcohol problems have a particularly terrible affliction, terrorized by an addiction habit that could fully consume them before they even reach adulthood. Teens are more likely to take risks as a result of substance abuse.

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Ren in Drug abuse
April 30, 2018

Signs of Substance Abuse—How Family Members can Detect Addiction

Parents naturally have much to be concerned about when it comes to their kids and their kids’ well-being. It is totally normal for parents to fret about their children, regardless of their age. And parents will do just this too.

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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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Troy in Success Story
December 7, 2016

Helping My Son Overcome Addiction

One day a light turned on in the darkness. The vice grip of sadness that held me for so many years loosened, just a little. My 26-year-old son Cody had come to me and asked for help.

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