Resources & Education

December 14th, 2018

Supporting a Love One in Recovery During the Holidays

Last week we shared some ideas to help those in recovery stay the course during the holidays. Read more “Supporting a Love One in Recovery During the Holidays”
October 3rd, 2018

Resources for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: When to Step In and Help

When you finished raising your children and watched them walk out your front door to begin leading a life of their own, you likely experienced a mix of emotions: Pride in your mutual accomplishments, a twinge of loneliness, and even trepidation for what your life will mean as someone who is not 100 percent committed to parenthood. Read more “Resources for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: When to Step In and Help”
August 10th, 2018

How to Talk About Addiction and Recovery: Words That Hurt and Words That Help

Most of us were raised to carefully consider the words we chose before speaking. Read more “How to Talk About Addiction and Recovery: Words That Hurt and Words That Help”
May 11th, 2018

Mother’s Day for Mothers of Addicts

“You need to take time for yourself.” Many of us have tried that turn of phrase on our moms, often right around this time of year when we annually honor their unlimited sacrifices. Read more “Mother’s Day for Mothers of Addicts”
July 6th, 2016

You Are Never Helpless: You Can Help an Addict

Seeing a loved one struggle to overcome addiction, trapped in a vicious cycle of wanting to quit, but not knowing how, can be hopelessly painful. Read more “You Are Never Helpless: You Can Help an Addict”
July 5th, 2016

The Scary Outcome of Denial

As parents, our love for our children is unwavering. We want what’s best for our children, and we only want to see futures and scenarios for our children in which they are happy, healthy, and successful. Read more “The Scary Outcome of Denial”
May 31st, 2016

For Parents: Warning Signs of Drug Abuse

Many parents report being completely blindsided when they find out that their son or daughter has been abusing alcohol or drugs.   Read more “For Parents: Warning Signs of Drug Abuse”
May 16th, 2016

Why is detox an important step of the recovery process?

Between Hollywood’s graphic portrayals and the knowledge that your body will be reacting to life without drugs—causing withdrawal symptoms, cravings and emotions you can’t or don’t want to deal with—the idea of going into a detoxification program can be frightening. Read more “Why is detox an important step of the recovery process?”
March 21st, 2016

The connection between bullying and substance abuse

Bullying has become a serious problem for many of today’s teens. Much more than teasing, and sometimes emotional rather than physical, being bullied can lead to significant emotional pain and trauma and leave lasting scars. Read more “The connection between bullying and substance abuse”
March 10th, 2016

The Difficult Truth: The Real Reasons Why Kids Turn to Drugs and Alcohol

As parents, our most basic instincts are to protect our children, but how can we guard them every minute, of every day, from all of the dangers, temptations, and pressures that they will face? Read more “The Difficult Truth: The Real Reasons Why Kids Turn to Drugs and Alcohol”

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