How to Help a Loved One Find Addiction Recovery

Alternatives for Family & Friends -Roxanne A., SMART Recovery® Facilitator Chances are you were never taught how to manage a relationship with someone who is struggling with a substance abuse problem. You may find that without the necessary skills, your role as a...

5 Warning Signs that Your Child is Abusing Drugs

…and some resources that can help By Trevor McDonald Red flags aren’t always glaring, especially when it comes to drug abuse. Are you concerned that your child is using or abusing drugs but aren’t sure what to watch out for? Guidelines such as falling grades or...

Talking With Your Loved One About Substance Abuse

5 Important Things To Consider By Rod Amiri, MD Let’s face it: discussing a loved one’s substance abuse can be uncomfortable and emotionally draining. While some loved ones actively seek treatment, many are reluctant to change and unwilling to have open,...

How to help: sifting through advice

As we move into the holiday season, we thought it would be helpful to share some thoughts on family – and what to do when a family member is struggling with addiction.  The following post is reprinted with permission from the Center for Motivation and Change. ...