I Needed Help Too

I Needed Help Too

One of the first shocking phrases I heard at my loved one’s detox center was “ You know? You need help as well. You can recover.” I needed help too. I could not believe what the nurse was telling me. How could I need recovery, if the addict was my family member, who...
I’m Not An Addict’s Best Friend Anymore

I’m Not An Addict’s Best Friend Anymore

“If an addict thinks you’re his best friend, you’re probably enabling him. If an addict is pissed off with you, then you are saving his life”. I’m not an addict’s best friend anymore. Fear.  My own fear was the corroding thread in the fabric of my...
So You Love an Addict

So You Love an Addict

Love and Addiction – So You Love an Addict The confusion that besets a family member who has a loved one with substance use disorder is tremendous. When addiction takes hold, a million thoughts and feelings take us captive and we begin the journey of searching...