how to talk to teens about addiction in the family

It’s not an easy task, figuring out how to talk to teens about addiction in the family. As a general rule, teens are walking maelstroms of hormones and emotions anyway, and a serious conversation about any topic can be vexing. However, it’s important to understand one thing: Teens are on the cusp of adulthood, meaning…

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signs someone is addicted to alcohol

Asking “what are the signs someone is addicted to alcohol” may seem like a ludicrous question on the surface. However, while America is a culture awash in booze, not everyone who drinks has a problem. There are even a large number of heavy drinkers who never develop a problem, because the signs someone is addicted…

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addiction treatment and rehab options available to you

If you’ve come to the conclusion that you have a drug and alcohol problem and have begun to explore addiction treatment and rehab options available to you, the future may seem hopeless. It’s an understandable feeling, especially if you’ve reached a point of desperation in which you’re looking up a drug and alcohol treatment facility…

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Al-Anon

For loved ones of addicts and alcoholics, the chaos of addiction and alcoholism is sometimes replaced by the uncertainty of sobriety, and that’s where Al-Anon can help. Yes, their spouses, sons, daughters or parents have gotten help for their affliction. They may have spent 30 days at a residential treatment facility like Cornerstone of Recovery.…

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how can I enjoy the Super Bowl sober?

The biggest sports event of the year is less than two weeks away, and for football fans in early recovery, a single question looms large: How can I enjoy the Super Bowl sober? To be clear, safeguarding sobriety is a decision everyone in recovery has to make, regardless of how long they’ve been clean and…

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addiction and alcoholism treatment for veterans

In providing addiction and alcoholism treatment for veterans of the U.S. military, the staff members at Cornerstone of Recovery face a conundrum: How do you impart essential recovery wisdom that directly conflicts with military training and conditioning? One of the foundation stones of recovery is the concept of surrender: the willingness to stop fighting against…

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It’s Christmas Eve, you’re barely hanging on to your sanity and you’re desperate for the nudge you need to make that phone call, but you can’t shake the thought: Why should I go to rehab now? As you family gathers to celebrate the holidays, with or without you, you may be wrestling with the decision…

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