Helping a Child with an Addiction

As we discussed in our post about things you should know as the parent of an addict, it can be difficult to know how you can help your child when you know they are struggling. On the one hand, you can’t make your child want to change his or her life, but on the other...
Polysubstance Abuse: What You Need to Know

Polysubstance Abuse: What You Need to Know

We often think of addiction in singular terms, with someone being purely an “alcoholic,” “cocaine addict,” or “heroin addict,” but the truth is that addiction often is not so cut-and-dry. In fact, addiction can and often does center around more than one substance. The...

Understanding the 12 Steps Part 2

Last week we discussed the first six of the AA’s 12 steps (in case you missed it, check out the blog post here).  This week, we will be discussing the final six steps.  Read on to learn more.   7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings. Once you...

Understanding the 12 Steps Part 1

If you are a recovering addict, there is no doubt that you have heard of the twelve step process.  It is used by Alcoholics Anonymous, many treatment centers, as well as most private support groups.  If you are curious about the twelve steps, but don’t fully...