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The relationship with an addict

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The Relationship with an Addict Maintaining a relationship with an addict is not easy. The drink or drug they are hooked on becomes the center of their life, and their partner and family eventually take a back seat, along with anything other than the addiction. As the addiction becomes more intense, the addict is no longer able to take care…

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America Has a Pandemic-Related Drinking Problem

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America Has a Pandemic-Related Drinking Problem Having a glass of wine, a brewski or a couple of shots sometimes helps take the edge off from a tense workday, we all get it. The problem is that maybe one day someone will have two beers, or maybe some other day in the future, the same person, after drinking alone for so…

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Hitting Rock Bottom

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Hitting Rock Bottom It is very common for people with chemical dependency in the recovery process to refer to "hitting rock bottom" when they speak of the moment of greatest pain and therefore of conscience to request help and recognize that alcoholism or drug use is a problem in their life. How deep is this bottom? hitting rock bottom when...
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Living with a drug addict

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Living with a drug addict If you are living with a relative or loved one who is addicted to drugs, you must be prepared to face any type of situation that may occur along the way. Drug addiction is unbearable and harmful not only for the addicted person, but also for the family and friends around them. The emotional and…

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Inpatient vs Outpatient treatments 

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Inpatient vs Outpatient treatments Multiple options regarding the type of rehab individuals offered for drug addiction are available. At the most basic level, the options are inpatient or outpatient treatment programs. The difference is the manner in which these programs allow individuals to receive treatment and then function outside of the treatment location.  It is important to know whether you’re an…

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Covid-19 & Alcohol

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Covid-19 & Alcohol When faced with an epidemic like COVID-19, even the strongest among us can lose control and collapse emotionally, which can lead to self-medicate with alcoholic drinks. Worrying about catching COVID-19 yourselves or one of your family catching it, reading contradictions on the media, and the terror of losing one´s financial support all increase anxiety. Unfortunately, reaching for…

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