There Is Hope, There is Help, There is Healing

The use of alcohol and drugs by a friend or family member can leave us with many unanswered questions, unable to understand what is happening and feeling like you are enduring life on an emotional rollercoaster. You may find yourself struggling with a number of painful and conflicting emotions, including guilt, shame, fear and self-blame. And, because of another's continued use of alcohol and drugs, it is easy to become frightened, frustrated, scared and angry.  Do Not Give Up!  There is Help! Like any other chronic disease, addiction to alcohol and other drugs affects people of all ages regardless of…
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Alcohol and Drug Abuse Affects Everyone in the Family

Fathers, mothers, single parents, straight couples, gay couples, brothers, sisters, nephews, cousins, aunts ... drug and alcohol abuse can destroy relationships. What can families do? Learn About Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction: Our ability to cope with anything is a function of how much we know about what we are up against.  Although you have been living with alcohol and/or drug problems for some time, getting more information about alcohol and drug addiction is a critical first step. You cannot rely on common sense or popular myths. Getting the facts about how alcohol and drugs affect the individual and the family…
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Concerned About Someone?

Helping a friend or family member struggling with alcohol or drugs can be heartbreaking. But, with help, it can also be rewarding. Here are some quick questions you might want to ask yourself about another person's use of alcohol or drugs: Do you worry about how much your friend or loved one uses alcohol or drugs? Do you lie or make excuses about their behavior when they drink or use drugs? Do they get angry with you if you try to discuss their drinking or drug use? Have you ever been hurt or embarrassed by their behavior when they’re drunk,…
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