How to Talk to a Loved One About Getting Help

How to Talk to a Loved One About Getting Help

Write a script of what you’re going to say to keep this emotionally charged discussion focused It is difficult to talk about getting treatment with someone you care about who is struggling with addiction. To ensure that the exchange stays on topic, you should write a...
Is it time to suggest they get treatment?

Is it time to suggest they get treatment?

Several key signs indicate your loved one needs professional help Deciding when to discuss addiction treatment with someone you care for who is struggling with substance use can be stressful. Below is a list of things to watch out for as you ponder your decision....
Why the ‘Rehab Conversation’ is Always Successful

Why the ‘Rehab Conversation’ is Always Successful

The discussion is worthwhile whether the person you care about chooses to enter treatment or not Unfortunately, not all conversations about a person’s need to accept treatment for a substance use disorder result in them entering a program. Regardless, these...
How to Help Someone With Drug Addiction or Alcoholism

How to Help Someone With Drug Addiction or Alcoholism

So, you know someone with drug addiction or alcoholism, and you want to help them, but you have no idea where to start? We understand that approaching such conversations constructively can be very difficult. This article explains how to help someone with drug...
Top 10 Excuses for Avoiding Alcohol Rehab

Top 10 Excuses for Avoiding Alcohol Rehab

Everyone always talks a lot about self-improvement and the steps that they’re going to take to better themselves. However, when it comes to actually taking action, it can be easy to talk yourself out of making real changes.  This can be especially true for individuals...
Family Roles in Addiction and How Everyone Gets Hurt

Family Roles in Addiction and How Everyone Gets Hurt

Drug and alcohol addiction are conditions that affect not only the substance user, but the people close to them as well. The dynamics of addiction and family members can result in a range of family roles and harmful interactions and outcomes that make addiction a...