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Category: Being a Supporter

Why Support Systems are Important

Imagine a world without any form of support. No one to call, no one to see, no one to reach out to in a time of a crisis and no one to share in your good or bad news. Sounds scary or even unimaginable right? As human beings, our nature...

Family Boundary Setting and Addiction

Addiction negatively impacts all relationships the individual has whether it may be family relationships, friendships or intimate relationships. When an individual is deep in their addiction they not only are trying to survive day to day in order to avoid becoming sick from withdrawal but also continue to engage in...

Communicating with Family During COVID-19

Crisis occurs for any number of reasons. Sometimes it is a natural disaster, major loss in the family, loss of job or financial status. Sometimes it is a global pandemic, which results in widespread social isolation. If we are lucky, we have family to be isolated with, even if it...

National Recovery Month: 3 Ways to Challenge Substance Abuse Stigmas

Addiction is complex, scary and difficult to overcome. Whether you have personal experience with addiction, or someone you love is living with the disease, stigmas and stereotypes surrounding substance abuse only make recovery that much more challenging. This September, during National Recovery Month, here are three ways you can challenge...

Addressing Substance Abuse: Community Health Improvement Week

Substance abuse disorders are quiet, careful killers. They are disorders that force our way of living to center solely around the addictive substance and nothing else. In the United States, 20.2 million adults aged 18 or older suffered from a substance abuse disorder in 2014, accounting for billions of dollars...

Women’s History Month: 5 Women in Recovery You Need to Follow

March is Women’s History Month! Each year we celebrate the women who have put their mark on history. Trailblazers, entrepreneurs, and civil leaders, the women we honor during Women’s History Month helped to shatter boundaries and shape the world as it is today. To celebrate, we’re honoring amazing women in...

Pride Month: Substance Abuse in the LGBTQ+ Community

Happy Pride Month! Each June we recognize and celebrate love in all its shades, encourage living in one’s truth, and fight back against intolerance and harmful stigmas. Established in 2000 then amended in 2009, Pride Month is intended to be a month long celebration of inclusivity in love. Unfortunately for...

Mental Health Awareness Month 2018

May is Mental Health Awareness month, a time designated to raising awareness and challenging the stigmas that stand in the way of meaningful treatment and recovery. Because mental health disorders and addiction are often co-current, understanding how your mental health impacts substance abuse recovery is essential to maintaining long-term clean...

Submission: “Loving an Addict” by Andrea K. Johnson

I desperately wish I didn’t know what it was like to love someone with an active drug addiction. But the fact of the matter is that I do. I know what it’s like to be overwrought with fear and hopelessness, to fall asleep terrified of their future, to wake up...

What is the Marchman Act?

Watching your loved one struggle with addiction is never easy. Though we may want to help, many of us don’t know how, or may end up engaging in enabling behaviors thinking we’re helping. We know how frustrating it can be to feel helpless in the face of addiction, whether you...

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