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.
We all know that one person who always has a little too much to drink. Or maybe that’s you, or someone dear to you. Are they in the brink of being addicted to alcohol? Here we discuss the signs and symptoms as well as the dangerous withdrawal symptoms of alcohol addiction.
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.
TED, or Technology, Entertainment and Design, Talks have been popular around the world for spreading ideas and inspiration by holding conferences around the world and making these ideas available through the Internet.
Many personalities have become popular for shedding light on various issues that many people can relate with–and one of these issues, of course, is addiction, which many people all over the world struggle with.
Addiction does not choose a social status, a gender; it is not selective whether you are healthy or not, educated or not, straight or not, have a good family background or not…it just doesn’t. Anyone can be addicted to anything. But instead of the various social stigmas that make the problem and the disease worse, information and awareness must be shed. Read the rest of this entry »
Many people can easily make plans because they can always count on tomorrow. It’s easy to procrastinate because on some levels, they can afford to take their time for granted. However, for someone suffering from substance dependency or behavioral addiction, there’s a chance that tomorrow, there will be no tomorrow.
Having your loved one go to rehab can bring in a lot of changes. However, this does not mean that things will change for the better overnight. Recovery is a process and the habits and behavior that he has learned in rehab need to be continuously and consistently practiced if you want your loved one to remain sober, and to keep his life going on the right track.
Here are the dos and don’ts of recovery that you need to understand and practice as soon as your loved one leaves rehab.
When your child reaches puberty, things become a little more difficult. Parenting your teen can be challenging enough. But when your troubled teen becomes depressed, violent,reckless, or introduced to alcohol or other substances and may even tend to abuse it–then you know you have trouble in your hands.
Your husband’s becoming more and more distant and you can’t seem to recognize him. He’s become a stranger to you, someone who often becomes violent, or angry, or heaven-knows-what-mood now. Lately, he’s been having trouble at work and he’s losing a lot of money. You worry that he will start stealing from you or from other people.