A Mother Who Understands Addiction in The Family

A Mother Who Understands Addiction in The Family

Hi Everyone – This is a message for all of you Moms and Dads out there who have just discovered that your son or daughter is an addict.  I know – you are beyond scared; actually, terrified is a much more accurate word.  I have been down the same road, for...
7 Easy Tricks To Alleviate Stress Right Now

7 Easy Tricks To Alleviate Stress Right Now

How Stress and Addiction are Related The abuse of drugs or alcohol can often relate to the stressful situations that occur throughout a lifetime. When you or a loved one is abusing a substance, it may be time to identify the root cause and start working toward...
Medication Assisted Treatment – A Mother’s Thoughts

Medication Assisted Treatment – A Mother’s Thoughts

First, I am not a doctor, or a trained counselor, or an addiction treatment professional of any kind.  I am not even an addict.  I am simply a Mother. I have two beautiful sons, and my oldest, now 25 years old, is a recovering addict who thankfully has been drug free...
Introduction to the 12 Step Model

Introduction to the 12 Step Model

The 12 step model is a set of principles or guiding mindsets designed to help a recovering addict navigate the road to being clean and sober. It began as a recovery tool with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) but over time other programs have incorporated the 12 step process....
7 Signs of Alcohol Abuse

7 Signs of Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol use is one of the most common activities in the United States, with over 87.6 percent of individuals 18 or older reporting that they have drank alcohol at some point in their life in 2012. Since that time, the numbers have grown. Alcohol abuse quickly...

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