enabling and addiction, what is enabling

What Does Enabling Mean? How to Know What Helps and What Hurts

What does “enable” mean? The definition I think applies here, according to Merriam-Webster, is “to make possible, practical, or easy” (emphasis mine).  Enabling looks a lot like love, probably because it’s done through love. We do what we can to make the way “easier” for our loved ones, especially those who we believe need a…

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Learn how to get sober in jail

Getting Sober in Jail

Getting Sober in Jail Getting sober in jail may be the best thing that can happen for someone who is addicted to drugs and alcohol. Many convicts committed crimes while under the influence or committed crimes due to a need to get drugs or alcohol. These individuals may not have committed a crime if they…

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A look at the reasons why Employers Drug Test

Why Employers Drug Test

A Look at Why Employers Drug Test There are many reasons why employers drug test employees although the laws around this can be quite difficult to understand. A fair and reasonable drug testing policy can protect not only employers, but employees as well.  Drug testing was first popularized by President Ronald Reagan. Under his administration…

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recovery cliches, recovery sayings, phrases in recovery

9 Cliches You’ll Hear in Recovery and What They Mean

Cliches stand the test of time because they’re true. In recovery, cliches abound—they’re a simple way to remember certain truths that are important to keep close at hand, especially when faced with difficult situations. But they can often sound close to scientific jargon to the unfamiliar, so I’ve put together some of the most common…

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Signs of Addiction, Addiction, Family Members of Addicts

How to Tell If Your Loved One Is an Addict

When it comes to a loved one’s addiction, denial is a slippery concept to grasp. For me, I recognized my husband had a “problem”; what I wasn’t ready to admit is how deep that problem ran and what kind of solution he needed. What signs of addiction should I be looking for? I didn’t have…

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Timeline: Brain, Body & Emotional Changes During Alcohol Recovery

Timeline: Brain, Body & Emotional Changes During Alcohol Recovery

Alcohol recovery body changes are one of the key stumbling blocks on the path to sobriety. Non-alcoholics often wonder why recovery is so difficult. And coming from individuals who haven’t gone through this process, one can understand their need to think it is simpler than it really is. Unfortunately, recovery is not that simple. And…

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How Long Does Alcohol Stay In Your System: Urine, Blood & Breath?

Alcohol Addiction Statistics and Facts Approximately 16 million Americans struggled with an alcohol use disorder (AUD) in 2015 Delirium tremens is one of the most dangerous withdrawal symptoms, with a 5% to 25% mortality rate An estimated 88,000 Americans die from alcohol-related incidents each year More than 10% of children in the U.S. lived with…

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Coping Skills, Recovery Techniques, Recovery Coping Skills

The Best Ways to Cope with Struggles in Recovery Are Closer Than You Think

Recovery can be a challenging journey—and that’s exactly what makes it so rewarding. Luckily, there are many people who have walked the road ahead, and those kind souls offer their experience and support to those of us who are following behind. Those who have been in longtime recovery know that it always helps to have…

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How to Help a Co-Worker that May be an Alcoholic

How to Help a Co-worker That May Be an Alcoholic

Many people may want to know how to help a co-worker that may be an alcoholic. A large majority of America’s workforce is alcoholic. Recent studies show that 7% of Americans drank alcohol at least once during a workday. They usually drank at lunch. With that said, 15% of Americans have been affected by the…

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WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU SEE SIGNS OF ALCOHOLIC BEHAVIORS IN THE WORKPLACE?

What Are the Effects of Alcoholism in the Workplace? When we think about alcoholism and its effects, we often think about how close family members and loved ones are affected. There are other areas where alcoholism can take its toll, however. This includes the workplace. If there are signs of alcoholic tendencies in someone you…

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