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Can a Marriage Survive Drug Addiction?

2019-08-12T13:51:00-07:00August 12th, 2019|

It’s estimated that over 21 million Americans have some kind of addiction. If you think about how social all humans are, that means there are millions of families and friend groups affected by addiction-- probably even more than what we

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Is Tough Love with Drug Addiction ALWAYS the Answer?

2019-07-09T17:22:34-07:00July 8th, 2019|

Addiction is a challenging obstacle for any person to overcome. Often times, before an addicted individual decides to take the first steps towards treatment, the biggest impact is felt by the friends and family members of the drug addict. It's common to

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How Addiction Affects Abusive Relationships

2019-06-12T12:44:34-07:00June 12th, 2019|

Why Are Abusive Relationships and Addiction Linked? Abusive relationships can take many forms and incorporate multiple types of abuse. Many onlookers tend to wonder why a victim of an abusive relationship simply does not leave, while others point to drugs

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Signs You’re in a Codependent Relationship

2019-05-20T16:31:14-07:00February 19th, 2019|

What is Codependency? Whether or not you identify yourself as codependent, you are likely familiar with its definition in one way or another. Being in a codependent relationship is actually quite common. A lot of us have at least one

Enabling vs Empowering: What’s the Difference?

2019-04-29T11:38:25-07:00February 5th, 2019|

As a family member or friend of an addict, you are no doubt aware of the fact that your loved one’s addiction has an impact on your life.  Sometimes this is felt in small ways, such as the person being