Setting Boundaries with an Addicted Loved One

If you love someone with a substance use disorder, whether they’re a spouse, parent, sibling, child, or friend, it’s important to set clear boundaries for the terms of your relationship. Substance use robs your loved one of the ability to think clearly. Instead of...

What People Judging Addicts in Recovery Don’t Know

Unfortunately, addicts in recovery are not treated in the same manner as people living with other chronic illnesses. There are a number of points their loved ones, friends, and others can find difficult to understand and accept, which can lead to uncomfortable...

Breaking through denial

People suffering from the disease of addiction and alcoholism have a very difficult time seeing the problem for what it is.  This is because of the defense mechanism of denial.  Denial has been known to stand for ” don’t  even ...

How Much Treatment Do I Need?

Drug and alcohol addiction are lifelong diseases, yet many assume they’re more like bacterial infections, where a prescribed dose of antibiotics will cure the patient. Being an addict is a condition more like having diabetes, which benefits from a thorough...

10 Questions to Ask When Considering A Treatment Centre

What credentials does the program’s clinical staff hold, and how much education was needed to acquire those credentials? – Credentials and licenses ensure that the person providing treatment meets nationally recognized standards for professional practice. It is...

Discovering Emotional Sobriety

One of the important aspects of becoming free of addiction is being able to control your emotional state, especially when life doesn’t go the way you think it should. A lack of emotional maturity brings unhappiness and can prevent a normal person from progressing. It...
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