Monthly Archives: April 2015

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Purple Drank

April 24th, 2015|

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Purple Drank You may have been hearing stories about a new drink that’s become quite popular with teens and young adults. It made its debut in music videos and is promoted by several famous rap artists, but there’s nothing good to be said about it at all. In fact, doctors are very concerned that the concoction might be downright dangerous to consume. What is Purple Drank? Purple drank is sometimes referred to as “lean” “syrup” or “sizzurp.” It consists of a mixture of cough syrup (which gives it

How I Knew My Son Was an Addict: A Mother’s Perspective

April 24th, 2015|

 How I Knew My Son Was an Addict: A Mother’s Perspective At one time, my son was your typical teenage boy. He was always involved in sports, and he excelled in several of them. You could always find him throwing the football around the field with his friends, or playing basketball with his brothers in our driveway. He lived for sports, but they certainly weren’t his own successes in those days. When he wasn’t playing sports, he was always busy. He loved school and he would rush right home and do his homework if he

7 Cross Addiction Facts You May Not Have Known

April 13th, 2015|

7 Cross Addiction Facts You May Not Have Known Addiction is a serious disease that many people struggle with on a daily basis. Perhaps you’ve heard the term cross addiction, but you’ve always wondered what it really meant. This post will discuss some of the facts surrounding cross addiction so that you can understand it a little more clearly. If you struggle with an addiction, you’ll learn whether or not you might be at risk of developing a cross addiction yourself. First of all, however, it’s important to know exactly what cross addiction is. Cross

More Than Just an Apology: Making Amends

April 13th, 2015|

Making Amends The eighth step in any 12 Step Program is all about making amends to those we’ve hurt. The path of addiction is a treacherous one, and more often than not, addicts leave a lot of “casualties” in their wake. Many friendships are torn or even lost altogether. Some families are split apart or harmed. Perhaps you can relate because you’ve lost some people whom you considered to be dear friends or loved ones, and it was all because of the power your addiction held over your life. Now that you’re on the path