Do you love him so much that you are willing to get him into rehab?
When you have a partner, spouse, family member or friend who is suffering from substance dependence or addiction, we often find ourselves wanting to keep them from harm and protect them even from themselves. We try to keep them clean and healthy, buy them medicine when they get sick, cover up their unpaid bills, support them when they lose their jobs, and help them if they get into any legal trouble.
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
While this quote can be attributed to Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, or Benjamin Franklin, it really doesn’t matter when it comes to addiction–because the quote clearly and adequately describes substance and behavioral addiction.
Age is no guarantee of maturity. We all know that.
But have you ever been called immature?
Many people will often get to the point when they notice that they may be using too much, causing some problems, getting out of hand, or getting sick. They may start to think that they may really be having a substance abuse problem and even decide to do what it takes to quit.
Parents sometimes can’t keep track of everything that has been going on in their teens’ lives. Often, their children would even lie or hide things from them as these kids try to enjoy their freedom and experiment with their identity.
It’s not a surprise that teens may even experiment with substances as the price for admission into the “cool crowd” or the party.
But as a parent, how do you know if your child has been drinking? What if he’s been doing drugs?
Here are some signs you should look out for to know whether your child has been drinking or doing drugs:
Over the course of our daily life, we are faced with many decisions where our feelings or impulses are in conflict with our conscience. Often, we struggle between what is right and what we want to do.
People will of course choose pleasure over pain. Evolution and human nature dictate it. In fact, the advances of civilizations and the human race itself throughout history have revolved around this search for pleasure and avoidance of pain.
You may not be addicted to narcotic substances or alcohol–in fact, you may say that you pretty much have a good, clean life.
But is it true?
We’ve come out with 10 addictions you may not realize you have. Read along to find out if you might be hooked to one (or more) of them: