It’s hard to live up to the ideal of the idyllic family holiday atmosphere, especially for individuals and families who deal with substance dependence or addiction. How to survive? No pressure! Just read these 5 steps to help you choose your experiences during the holidays.
What to do when you find that first needle, crack pipe, bag of cocaine or stash of pills? The WAY in which you help can change everything. Learn how to cope with the situation by making an assessment. Guidelines here.
Is total abstinence too extreme? Is moderation a viable option in addiction treatment? We review here.
How can a mobile monitoring device really help alcohol relapse prevention? We interview Brad Keays, the CEO and inventor of Soberlink, on this new approach to alcohol relapse prevention using technology.
The Holidays, we are told, are the happiest time of the year. Crisp, cold days, flurries of snow, gathering around the fire and sitting together to enjoy a beautiful meal – these are the images of the ideal from Thanksgiving to Hannukah to Christmas to New Year.
If you think that your husband has a drinking problem, you are not alone. This book can help you face your demons. Learn more here.
Yes, recovery from addiction is a lifelong process. What can you do in early recovery to start on the road? Practical suggestions here.
To cope with addiction, you need to learn to let some things go. This explanation and practical exercise can help!
You can help an alcoholic in the process of identifying the problem as well as helping research appropriate treatment options. More on how to do this here.
You are not alone. Frances Simone knows about the dynamics of codependency and dealing with alcoholism from her real-life experience with her husband.