three happy women laying in the grass addicted to love

What Are Some Tips to Confront a Loved One About Addiction with Love?

Loving someone does not disqualify them from hardship. Even more so, they are likely to experience hard times because they are not immune to the challenges of life, in spite of what may be a loving, caring, family. When someone is loved who deals with drug and alcohol addiction, they can struggle in spite of…

therapist consultation of woman struggling with heroin use

People Who Use Heroin Are Still Stigmatized: How to Help Them Seek Support

Dependence and heroin use has grown a lot over the last decade. Heroin used to be less prevalent, but now dependence is increasing across all age groups, regardless of income or socioeconomic status. Heroin use has doubled among those who used to have lower rates of use (women and people who are white). For some…

sister talking compassionately with family member dealing with addiction at a cafe

How Can Compassion Help Family Members Support a Loved One with Addiction?

When people suffer from addiction, whether it be to drugs, alcohol, or some other form of addiction, partners also suffer alongside them. Family members, siblings, and loved ones also suffer. Compassion can help family members better support a loved one with addiction, even when their relationships may feel tenuous due to the nature of addiction.…

new rehab group member sitting angrily with therapist

These 3 Signs May Mean It’s Time for Rehab

When a person accepts the challenge of attending rehab, they likely have hit the bottom. They may have also grown tired of the addiction road and are ready to travel onward to recovery. Addiction is very tiring and people who make the decision for rehab have to be ready to admit the need for help…

unhappy man leaning against wall at hotel before hitting rock bottom

How to Intervene Before Rock Bottom Hits

Addiction can creep up on you before you even realize it has happened. In hindsight, you may see a problem existed for awhile and you were not ready to admit it, but now is the time to seek help. Even if you hit close to rock bottom, there is no sense going all the way…

mother and adult son at table not displaying enabling behaviors to frustrated daughter

What Should I Know About Enabling Behaviors?

When family and friends try to help those with alcoholism, they might be making it easier for them to continue in progression of the disease and disorder that is alcoholism. Enabling takes many forms, but generally allows the person with alcoholism to avoid consequences. Learn more about enabling behaviors and how to heal. What is…