Addiction and the Negative Feedback Loop

Addiction and the Negative Feedback Loop

“Why Can’t They Just Stop?” This is a question that is constantly asked by people who have a loved one that struggles with addiction. The problem is that nobody can understand the mindset of an alcoholic or drug addict unless they’ve been in that situation....
My Name Is Laurie, and I Am an Enabler

My Name Is Laurie, and I Am an Enabler

When you are the parent of an addict there are so many 3:00 am phone calls. “Mom, I’ve been arrested for disturbing the peace – I’m in jail in Conway, South Carolina.” “Mom, I need you to wire me money right away – some guys are coming to kill me because I owe...
What To Do When you Can’t Afford Drug Rehab?

What To Do When you Can’t Afford Drug Rehab?

“Oh God, we cannot afford this drug rehab. We will have to take out a loan, or another mortgage on our house, or deplete our retirement funds or borrow from relatives. And what about families who have no resources at all – what in the world do they do?” Those were my...
Overview of the Recovery Process

Overview of the Recovery Process

Recovering from an addiction is a process that requires a lifelong commitment. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, or NCADD, explains that recovery means that an individual is actively seeking help and solutions to avoid substance abuse and improve...

Heroin Addiction in Maryland and EVERYWHERE!

It Can Literally Happen to Anyone! Heroin.  Even the word is scary. But when you have seen those tell tale tracks on your son’s arm, that word becomes completely terrifying.  I remember the first time I saw them; it was August 2010, and we were taking our son Sam,...

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