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8 12, 2017

How Codependency Can Affect Addicts and Their Loved Ones

2017-12-15T17:43:22+00:00 December 8th, 2017|0 Comments

It’s common for addicts to have codependent relationships with their relatives. Many times, families may enable the addiction or behavior of a loved one. They could be supporting a family member’s drug, alcohol, or gambling addiction. Poor mental health, immaturity, irresponsibility, or under-achievement may also be encouraged. Sometimes, this could be on purpose. Others, [...]

11 11, 2017

Reform Needed: How We Should Be Addressing Addiction Issues Among Veterans

2017-11-18T03:20:53+00:00 November 11th, 2017|0 Comments

“Respecting our veterans includes providing them the ways and means they so desperately need to reintegrate into our lives and serve us again as productive members of our civilian community.” ~ Charles B. Rangel Veterans of the U.S. military often face a higher risk of substance abuse and addiction. This is especially if they [...]

1 09, 2017

7 Ways to Share Your Heart in an Intervention Letter

2017-09-25T18:00:18+00:00 September 1st, 2017|0 Comments

An Intervention Letter Helps Maintain Focus on What’s Important Interventions are bound to get emotional. The intervention letter helps you stay focused. You are reminded about what is important at this very moment. This is why an intervention letter is so integral. You stay on topic as opposed to falling into an argument with [...]

15 08, 2017

Traumatic Brain Injury and It’s Link to Addiction

2017-08-11T02:51:57+00:00 August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

There are nearly 2 million traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that occur in the U.S. every year. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) had this to say about TBI: 52,000 people die per year. 275,000 will be hospitalized. 80% receive treatment and are released from emergency rooms. This is an illustration of how few [...]

9 08, 2017

Hello my name is Debbie and I’m a Sex Addict

2017-08-09T02:35:08+00:00 August 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Hi, my name is Debbie and most of my adult life was spent being a sex addict. You may not believe that it’s possible to be addicted to sex. I didn’t either, especially when I was in the midst of my sexual addiction. Some might call me a nymphomaniac which is, by definition, someone who [...]

23 07, 2017

What is borderline personality disorder and does it relate to addiction?

2017-07-10T18:07:51+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Borderline personality disorder was a recently recognized disorder in 1980. When you compare it to other psychiatric disorders, it is quite behind on research. This has caused it to be misunderstood by the public which perpetuates the feeling of isolation the disorder causes. Some people are highly functional with BPD but it’s likely their private [...]

14 07, 2017

How Finding the Right Acoa Meeting in Washington Helps You Heal

2017-07-10T17:36:48+00:00 July 14th, 2017|0 Comments

ACOA in Washington State varies so you can attend meetings that best resonate with you. Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA, ACOA) are there to support adults who were children of alcoholics. When you grow up in this environment, you’re often subjected to unhealthy experiences. Even if you didn’t have a parent who was an alcoholic [...]

10 07, 2017

6 Ways to Stop Enabling an Addict in your life

2017-07-10T17:26:10+00:00 July 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Enabling a friend, spouse, parent, or colleague that’s an addict helps the person continue their destructive path. If you have a family member that is abusing substances, you will naturally want to protect them. You may keep silent about the things you’ve witnessed though they are clearly a problem. A colleague at work may be [...]

7 07, 2017

How are Bipolar 2 and Addiction Related to Each Other

2017-07-10T17:25:27+00:00 July 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Bipolar 2 is one of the most common mental health conditions in the United States. Incidentally, this condition is often related to addiction. The question many people want to know the answer to is, why? In order to understand why, it’s important to understand what Bipolar II disorder is. Perhaps you’ve been diagnosed with Bipolar [...]

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