Monthly Archives: May 2017

28 05, 2017

What It’s Like to Be an Adult Child of an Alcoholic

May 28th, 2017|1 Comment

Alcoholism often reaches far beyond the individual alcoholic, reaching out to affect everyone around them – including an adult child of an alcoholic many years later. From emotional repression to problems with intimacy, alcoholism in a parent can impact a child for years, and even decades, to come. This post examines the way that alcoholism

24 05, 2017

What You Can Do When Addiction Runs in Your Family

May 24th, 2017|0 Comments

“A man who drinks too much on occasion is still the same man as he was sober. An alcoholic, a real alcoholic, is not the same man at all. You can’t predict anything about him for sure except that he will be someone you never met before.” ~ Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye Addiction and

16 05, 2017

How Addiction Affects the Family Unit

May 16th, 2017|2 Comments

Whether it is a parent, a child, a spouse or an extended family member who struggles with addiction, there is no question that addiction directly affects the family unit. Anyone who has struggled with addiction themsleves or had a loved one with an addiction problem would likely agree that addiction does not exist in a

12 05, 2017

Is There a Heroin Epidemic in Idaho?

May 12th, 2017|0 Comments

“I had someone at the Houston police station shoot me with heroin so I could do a story about it. The experience was a special kind of hell. I came out understanding full well how one could be addicted to ‘smack,’ and quickly.” ~ Dan Rather Nearly everyone is familiar with the dangers of heroin

8 05, 2017

Six Signs That You Are a High Functioning Alcoholic

May 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Alcoholism and alcohol abuse present myriad of social, psychological and physical problems, particularly for so-called high functioning alcoholics. More than any other drug, alcohol presents a unique dilemma to those who drink it. In other words, it can sometimes be difficult to clearly see whether or not the line from moderate drinking to problem drinking

4 05, 2017

Methadone Treatment: The Good, Bad and The Ugly

May 4th, 2017|1 Comment

He’s halfway sick and halfway stoned. He’d sure like to kick, but he’s too far gone. So they wind him down with methadone. ~ James Taylor, “A Junkie’s Lament” Methadone treatment for heroin and opioid addiction recovery has become increasingly popularized since it was first introduced as a treatment option around half a century ago.

1 05, 2017

What Being Addicted to Triple C Means for Your Life

May 1st, 2017|6 Comments

“I’ve had the time to go through all the life phases with my parents, from being a bratty teenager, pushing them away, to saying later on, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe what you did for me – thank you. I love you so much.’” ~ Marcia Cross In this post, we turn to the

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