10 Signs That You’re Enabling a Loved One’s Addiction

10 Signs That You're Enabling a Loved One's Addiction

When a family member grapples with addiction, it can be an emotionally overwhelming and challenging experience for all those involved. As caring and compassionate individuals, we often offer support and assistance, hoping to alleviate their pain and difficulties. However, there’s a fine line between providing genuine help and inadvertently enabling their destructive behaviors. Enabling, with […]

How Alcoholics Anonymous Third Step Prayer Works

Alcoholics Anonymous Third Step Prayer

Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as weunderstood Him. Step 3 When a newcomer is in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous, the third step prayer can cause some confusion. Often people will say to do the third step prayer, someone has to “just turn it […]

The Link Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction as an Adult

The Link Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction as an Adult

Trauma can affect anyone’s long-term mental health. When it’s experienced by the developing brain, it can have lasting repercussions, especially when it comes to addiction and substance abuse. Experts have found that childhood trauma and addiction are linked. In fact, childhood trauma is one of the top risk factors for developing an addiction later in […]

Fentanyl Withdrawal Symptoms

Fentanyl Withdrawal Symptoms

Fentanyl is one of the most powerful opioids. With a potency that’s 100 times stronger than morphine, fentanyl use comes with a strong risk of addiction and overdose. Taking fentanyl for surgery or severe pain under a doctor’s orders is the safest way to use it. But whether you use fentanyl recreationally or therapeutically, you […]

Breaking the Stigma of Addiction

Breaking the Stigma of Addiction

What comes to mind when you think about addiction? Many people imagine dark alleys, needles, jail cells and mugshots. It’s common to assume that addiction doesn’t affect people who seem to have it all together. But addiction can affect anyone, and it manifests itself differently every time it takes hold. Myths, stereotypes and misconceptions perpetuate […]

The Cycle of Addiction

The Cycle of Addiction

Addiction doesn’t normally occur after using a substance a single time. However, drugs are powerful and change your brain chemistry. In addition, certain factors contribute to a cycle of addiction that is difficult to get out of. Understanding the addiction cycle can help you learn how to break it. Find an Inpatient Rehab Program Now […]

Benzodiazepine Abuse: Signs & Symptoms

Benzodiazepine Abuse

Benzodiazepines are sedatives that are often used for anxiety and insomnia. In fact, they’re the most widely prescribed medications. Because these medications are prescribed by doctors, many people don’t realize that they have a high potential for addiction and abuse. Taking them according to your doctor’s instructions can prevent you from becoming dependent on the […]

Are You Enabling Someone Addicted to Alcohol or Drugs?


Dealing with a loved one’s addiction to drugs or alcohol can be difficult, but it’s crucial not to become an enabler. It’s natural to want to help your loved one in any way you can – especially if you’re a parent with a struggling child.  However, enabling does the opposite of helping someone defeat an […]

What is the 3 Fold Disease of Alcoholism & Addiction

3 Fold Disease of Alcoholism & Addiction

Addiction and alcoholism are both a 3 fold disease, meaning there are three distinct areas that alcoholism affects and the reason you cannot stop drinking and using. What many people do not know is that the disease of alcoholism is deeper than an allergy and mental obsession. Our alcoholic life is really the symptom of […]

No Plan B

As a millennial man, it’s widely understood that when a new episode of The Joe Rogan Experience drops on YouTube, watching it asap is a must. So, when prompted to watch Joe’s latest interview with congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), I placed the newest episode of JRE even higher on my priority list. Politics aside, Dan […]

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