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Codependency and Drug Abuse

Codependency is a term which describes a double-sided relationship in which one person enables and the other controls. This relationship can happen between just two people, as in the husband/wife relationship, but sometimes it can be seen in the…

Alcoholics-Family

Keeping The Peace: Tools For Staying Calm In An Alcoholic Home Rage, tears, yelling, screaming, slammed doors, shattered glasses, shattered lives: this is one experience of an alcoholic home. Others may be more subtle but just as destructive with:…

Surviving

Plenty of people out there will be celebrating Christmas in recovery this year. But, it can be pretty tough. On the one hand, you want to have fun and enjoy the holidays. On the other hand, the fear of…

Addict

Loneliness, Fear, And Anger For The Holidays I remember my last holiday season with my ex-husband, a drug addict. He was disappearing more and more until, finally, he left for good right before Thanksgiving. My daughter and I had…

Addiction

You Found The Evidence. Now What? So, for the past few weeks you’ve been going through your loved one’s clothes and room, looking for signs that they are using drugs or drinking. Then one day you find what you…