Addiction Answers Drug and alcohol addiction are confusing subjects, so you are going to have a lot of questions. Find answers to 10 of my frequently asked questions below. Can you legally force a family member into rehab? I get this question a lot. The short answer is no. However, it varies by state. In some … Continue reading Get the candid answers you need about drug and alcohol addiction
The doctor can't admit their confusion. How can someone who is reasonable in all areas of their life, act completely insane when it comes to a certain type of beverage. It's hard to watch. How can someone with two Driving Under the Influence arrests (DUI's) drive drunk, the night they are released from jail? How … Continue reading Helping an Alcoholic – What a doctor won’t tell you
After being sober for many years, this is my Al-Anon summary. Hang with me because I am embarrassed by my lack of knowledge. There was a guy named Bill Wilson, who started an organization called Alcoholics Anonymous. He was married to a woman named Lois. This poor lady stayed by his side during his terrible drinking … Continue reading 9 Ways I empowered myself by someone else’s addiction
As a parent, it is your role to take care of your child. But, when your teen or adult child is addicted to drugs, most likely the best you can do is to guide them to a solution. If your loved one wants to get clean and sober, then help them get into a rehab. But … Continue reading My Child Has a Problem with Drugs
I consume information in a variety of ways. I watch YouTube, read blogs, listen to Podcasts and watch documentaries. But for certain important subjects, nothing beats the distraction-free practice of turning the pages of a book. If you are struggling from addiction or alcoholism, than I have a short list for you. I have also … Continue reading Books for Alcohol and Addiction Recovery
Part one talked about the 12-step fellowship called Al-Anon. As a quick review — Al-Anon is a group that can help a person who is in pain, caused by a loved one’s alcoholism or addiction. But, what if you have tried five or six meetings and it just does not work for you? Or, what if … Continue reading Is an alcoholic or drug addict making you sick Part 2
I had many beliefs about Al-Anon, that were embarrassingly untrue. My first error, was thinking it was a group of miserable people (mostly women) who sat in a circle and complained about their drunk spouses. Not true. I also thought that people attended Al-Anon to learn how to change someone else's drinking problem. Not true. Al-Anon helps you … Continue reading Is someone else’s Alcoholism (or addiction) making you sick?
Sex and Love Addiction It can sound strange (maybe even fake) but love and sex can be addictive. It can also be as destructive to relationships as substance abuse. Love addicts go through life with desperate hopes and constant fears. The sex addict follows a routine or ritual leading to "acting out" their desires. After the "high" … Continue reading Addiction – Sex and Love!
Are you a person who attempts to derive a sense of purpose through relationships with others.