Am I a Bad Mom?

5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Stress

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Do the upcoming holidays have you feeling stressed? If so, you aren’t alone. Unfortunately, even though there is a lot of happiness and joy around the holidays, there is also time crunching chaos at times, too. If you are in recovery from a mental health disorder or addiction, the holiday stress may get to you … Continued


Why Do Addicts Relapse When Things Are Good?

Monday, October 31, 2022

Why Do Addicts Relapse When Things Are Good?   A common question among friends and family of those who have done the work and achieved sobriety: Why relapse when things are going well?  It can seem like a mystery from the outside, but the reality of substance use disorders is that they are lifelong diseases.  … Continued


6 Common Family Roles in Addiction

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Saturday, October 29, 2022

Addiction is a family disease that affects the person in the addictive pattern, the rest of their family, and the people they surround themselves with.  Family members must endure the chaos of addiction while living with someone with a substance abuse disorder (SUD).  Dealing with the chaos can cause them to adopt coping strategies that … Continued


Before and After Addiction

Man Feeling Good In Recovery

Monday, October 24, 2022

There’s a significant improvement to the quality of life someone leads before and after addiction. Addiction is similar to other chronic conditions including ways such as: being preventable it’s treatable it changed biology if left untreated, it has the ability to last a lifetime Substance use disorder treatment gives people the tools needed to take … Continued


Is Addiction a Family Disease?

Children living with addiction in the home

Friday, October 21, 2022

When someone has a substance use disorder (SUD), their whole family can feel the effects. Often, families are stretched to the breaking point, maybe beyond, in their attempts to deal with the “problem.” Addiction can cause issues such as manipulative behaviors, fear of judgment, and anguish or guilt over its effects on the family. Why … Continued


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