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Article from Addiction Policy Forum

"If you love someone who is struggling with addiction, if you have a family member, a coworker or a friend in trouble because of ...

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0 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Family-Education jplist-topic-Overdose 0 344022 344022 "If you love someone who is struggling with addiction, if you have a family member, a coworker or a friend in trouble because of alcohol or drug use, this is for you. We hope that this knowledge, painfully earned, can help you and your family."This letter to you is about the things we wish we had known — the things we’ve learned since we suffered our losses and wish we had done differently.

9 Things We Wish We'd Known: A Letter From Families Who Have Lost a Loved One to Addiction

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"If you love someone who is struggling with addiction, if you have a family member, a coworker or a friend in trouble because of alcohol or ...

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Article from Psychology Today by Beverly Engel, L.M.F.T.

In her article Beverly Engel says, "We’ve been told that staying with a partner who struggles with addiction means that we’re enabling ...

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1 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Compassion jplist-topic-CRAFT jplist-topic-Family-Education jplist-topic-Support 0 344032 344032 In her article Beverly Engel says, "We’ve been told that staying with a partner who struggles with addiction means that we’re enabling their destructive behavior, that wanting to help a family member means we’re codependent, and the best thing for both of us is to walk away from the relationship entirely. But is this true?"Read this article to learn another way to relate to a partner or family member who struggles with an addiction.

How Compassion Can Help You Support an Addicted Loved One

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In her article Beverly Engel says, "We’ve been told that staying with a partner who struggles with addiction means that we’re enabling their ...

Families Choose Empathy Over 'Tough Love' To.. → Families Choose Empathy Over 'Tough Love' To.. →

Article from NPR by Martha Bebinger

From the article:"More compassion in the home fits the shift away from criminalizing addiction — toward accepting and treating it as a ...

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2 Article-Article jplist-topic-Empathy jplist-topic-Family jplist-topic-Family-Education jplist-topic-Tough-Love 0 344037 344037 From the article:"More compassion in the home fits the shift away from criminalizing addiction — toward accepting and treating it as a chronic medical condition. If a child had cancer, parents "wouldn't disengage with them or be angry with them," says Botticelli. "So I do think it aligns our scientific understanding that addiction is a disease and not a moral failure."Read this article to learn about CRAFT training.

Families Choose Empathy Over 'Tough Love' To Rescue Loved Ones From Opioids

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From the article:"More compassion in the home fits the shift away from criminalizing addiction — toward accepting and treating it as a chronic ...

Tips for Celebrating the Holidays with Recovering.. → Tips for Celebrating the Holidays with Recovering.. →

Article from SMART Recovery by Peter Gaumond, Chief, ONDCP Recovery Branch

According to Peter Gaumond, "This time each year can be stressful for anyone, but the holidays present a special challenge for people ...

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3 Article-Article jplist-topic-Christmas jplist-topic-Family jplist-topic-Friends jplist-topic-Holidays jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Thanksgiving 0 344049 344049 According to Peter Gaumond, "This time each year can be stressful for anyone, but the holidays present a special challenge for people recovering from an addiction. Those in long-term recovery typically are adept at navigating the minefield of temptation at holiday social gatherings. But many of those in their first year of recovery, their friends, and family members wonder how best to celebrate the holidays safely, comfortably, and joyously."Read this article to learn how to help those in recovery get through the holidays.

Tips for Celebrating the Holidays with Recovering Family Members and Friends

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According to Peter Gaumond, "This time each year can be stressful for anyone, but the holidays present a special challenge for people ...

The Ripple Effect of Addiction The Ripple Effect of Addiction

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The Ripple Effect of Addiction

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Medicine Disposal Options Medicine Disposal Options

Guideline by the FDA of how to dispose of medication

Having medication stored at home that has expired or is no longer needed may present temptations and dangers for individuals struggling ...

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5 Infographic-Infographic jplist-topic-Drug-Disposal jplist-topic-Medication 0 344255 344255 Having medication stored at home that has expired or is no longer needed may present temptations and dangers for individuals struggling with addiction.  Some drugs may safely be flushed, but others need to be taken to a medicine disposal site.  In this one-page document, the FDA gives links to the drugs that can be disposed of at home and those that need to be disposed of elsewhere along with a way to find those disposal sites.

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Having medication stored at home that has expired or is no longer needed may present temptations and dangers for individuals struggling with ...

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Article from US News by Ruben Castaneda

“The holidays can be fraught with worry and fear and panic about what’s going to happen when a loved one drinks too much or abuses ...

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6 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Christmas jplist-topic-Family jplist-topic-Friends jplist-topic-Holidays jplist-topic-Thanksgiving 0 344059 344059 “The holidays can be fraught with worry and fear and panic about what’s going to happen when a loved one drinks too much or abuses drugs,” says Beth Kane-Davidson, director of the Addiction Treatment Center at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. "Most Americans know someone with a substance abuse disorder," she says. "During the holidays, we need to be on guard to handle binge-drinking situations."Use these strategies to try to ensure the season isn’t ruined or defined by an active alcoholic’s or addict’s behavior.

How to Cope When Your Holiday Guest Is an Alcoholic or Addict

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“The holidays can be fraught with worry and fear and panic about what’s going to happen when a loved one drinks too much or abuses drugs,” ...

Coping With the Addict in Your Life Over the.. → Coping With the Addict in Your Life Over the.. →

Article from Psychology Today by Sherry Gaba, LCSW

According to Sherry Gaba, "The holidays can be an exceptionally difficult time for people of all ages and in all different ...

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7 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Family jplist-topic-Holidays jplist-topic-Recovery 0 344068 344068 According to Sherry Gaba, "The holidays can be an exceptionally difficult time for people of all ages and in all different family situations. For those who have addiction in their family, the holidays can be particularly problematic, especially when it comes to making healthy decisions, maintaining boundaries, and having the ability to let go of those unrealistic expectations."Read this article to learn how to develop a plan of action for coping with an addict during the holidays.

Coping With the Addict in Your Life Over the Holidays

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According to Sherry Gaba, "The holidays can be an exceptionally difficult time for people of all ages and in all different family ...

Coping With Having a Family Member in Alcohol or.. → Coping With Having a Family Member in Alcohol or.. →

Article from Verywell Mind by Buddy T

In his article Buddy T says, "Having any member of your family in rehab for drugs or alcohol means that you're inevitably facing and ...

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8 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiciton jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Coping jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Family-Support jplist-topic-Rehab 0 344076 344076 In his article Buddy T says, "Having any member of your family in rehab for drugs or alcohol means that you're inevitably facing and perhaps even struggling with a lot of concerns, questions and maybe some misconceptions about how professional treatment works." This article lists things to keep in mind when your loved one is getting treatment for addiction. 

Coping With Having a Family Member in Alcohol or Drug Rehab

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In his article Buddy T says, "Having any member of your family in rehab for drugs or alcohol means that you're inevitably facing and perhaps even ...

Siblings Also Struggle When Addiction Strikes a.. → Siblings Also Struggle When Addiction Strikes a.. →

Article from Whyy by Jen Kinney

According to Jen Kinney, "Addiction is sometimes called a family disease, so strong are the ripple effects for the parents and children of ...

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9 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Education jplist-topic-Family jplist-topic-Sibilings jplist-topic-Struggle 0 344090 344090 According to Jen Kinney, "Addiction is sometimes called a family disease, so strong are the ripple effects for the parents and children of people struggling with substance use disorders. Many feel they are grappling with their loved ones’ addiction alone. But the adolescent siblings of substance users may feel more alone than most." This article explains how siblings of addicts can sometimes struggle the most in their family.

Siblings Also Struggle When Addiction Strikes a Family

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According to Jen Kinney, "Addiction is sometimes called a family disease, so strong are the ripple effects for the parents and children of people ...

Alcoholism: the Family Disease That Affects Every.. → Alcoholism: the Family Disease That Affects Every.. →

Article from Verywell Mind by Buddy T

According to Buddy T, "Alcoholism is a family disease because it affects the family as a whole and each member individually. Living with ...

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10 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-alcoholism jplist-topic-Disease jplist-topic-Family 0 344100 344100 According to Buddy T, "Alcoholism is a family disease because it affects the family as a whole and each member individually. Living with alcohol abuse means being in an unsafe environment filled with disruptions to normal routines, the tension of strained relationships, and dishonesty." This article explains how the disease of alcoholism affects every member of a family perhaps more than the drinker. 

Alcoholism: the Family Disease That Affects Every Member

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According to Buddy T, "Alcoholism is a family disease because it affects the family as a whole and each member individually. Living with alcohol ...

Family-Focused Approaches to Opioid Addiction.. → Family-Focused Approaches to Opioid Addiction.. →

Research Report from Society for Research in Child Development

From the report: "In treating opioid addiction, moving from an individual approach to a family-focused approach to treatment can have ...

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11 Research-Report-Research-Report jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Approach jplist-topic-Family jplist-topic-Opioids jplist-topic-Research 0 344111 344111 From the report: "In treating opioid addiction, moving from an individual approach to a family-focused approach to treatment can have lasting benefits for children and parents, and decrease health care costs." This research report discusses the new evidence that finds family-focused approaches can improve upon models that treat individuals, expanding benefits and cost efficiencies, and improving the health and development of children.

Family-Focused Approaches to Opioid Addiction Improve the Effectiveness of Treatment

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From the report: "In treating opioid addiction, moving from an individual approach to a family-focused approach to treatment can have lasting ...

How to Help Someone With an Alcohol Addiction How to Help Someone With an Alcohol Addiction

Medically Reviewed Article from healthline by Stephanie Watson

According to Stephanie Watson, "An alcohol use disorder can range from mild to severe. Mild patterns may develop into more serious ...

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12 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-alcoholism jplist-topic-Family jplist-topic-Help jplist-topic-Support 0 344120 344120 According to Stephanie Watson, "An alcohol use disorder can range from mild to severe. Mild patterns may develop into more serious complications. Early treatment and intervention can help people with alcohol use disorder. While it’s up to the person to willingly start their sobriety journey, you can also help." This article lists ways to approach someone with alcohol use disorder and how to support a loved one through this journey. 

How to Help Someone With an Alcohol Addiction

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According to Stephanie Watson, "An alcohol use disorder can range from mild to severe. Mild patterns may develop into more serious complications. ...

Supporting an Addict Who's Relapsed Supporting an Addict Who's Relapsed

Medically Reviewed Article from Everyday Health by Jean Rothman

According to Jean Rothman, "Seeing a loved one return to drugs or alcohol after treatment for addiction can be devastating to family and ...

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13 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Family jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Relapse jplist-topic-Support 0 344129 344129 According to Jean Rothman, "Seeing a loved one return to drugs or alcohol after treatment for addiction can be devastating to family and friends. It may make you feel as though everything you and the addict have done to address the addiction has been in vain." This article gives things you should and should not do if a loved one relapses after addiction treatment. 

Supporting an Addict Who's Relapsed

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According to Jean Rothman, "Seeing a loved one return to drugs or alcohol after treatment for addiction can be devastating to family and friends. It ...

Intervention: Help a Loved One Overcome Addiction Intervention: Help a Loved One Overcome Addiction

Article from Mayo Clinic

From the article: "It's challenging to help a loved one struggling with any type of addiction. Sometimes a direct, heart-to-heart ...

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14 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Family jplist-topic-Intervention jplist-topic-Loved-One jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Treatment 0 344133 344133 From the article: "It's challenging to help a loved one struggling with any type of addiction. Sometimes a direct, heart-to-heart conversation can start the road to recovery. But when it comes to addiction, the person with the problem often struggles to see it and acknowledge it." This article explains what an intervention is and how it can help make a loved one realize their addiction and seek treatment. 

Intervention: Help a Loved One Overcome Addiction

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From the article: "It's challenging to help a loved one struggling with any type of addiction. Sometimes a direct, heart-to-heart conversation can ...

5 Ways to Cope With Addiction as a Family 5 Ways to Cope With Addiction as a Family

Article from PsychCentral by Christopher Shea

According to Christopher Shea, "More and more families are affected by addiction and are seeking ways to cope with a situation that places ...

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15 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Coping jplist-topic-Family jplist-topic-Support 0 344156 344156 According to Christopher Shea, "More and more families are affected by addiction and are seeking ways to cope with a situation that places any family in a crisis mode. Even the healthiest of families find their world turned upside down when needing to deal with a family member suffering from addiction." This article lists five things a family can do to cope with the crisis and upheaval in their lives caused by addiction. 

5 Ways to Cope With Addiction as a Family

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According to Christopher Shea, "More and more families are affected by addiction and are seeking ways to cope with a situation that places any family ...

Caring for an Addict Can be Tough. Here are 3.. → Caring for an Addict Can be Tough. Here are 3.. →

Article from Headspace by Farah Mohammed

According to Farah Mohammed, "Much advice for family and friends is centered specifically around the addict—how to avoid enabling, what ...

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16 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addict jplist-topic-Family-Education jplist-topic-Self-Care jplist-topic-Tips 0 344162 344162 According to Farah Mohammed, "Much advice for family and friends is centered specifically around the addict—how to avoid enabling, what to look for in a rehab clinic, how to stage an intervention. While all valuable, this can contribute to a feeling that a loved one’s suffering isn’t as worthy of attention." This article discusses the struggle many people have caring for a loved one who is an addict, and the importance of practicing self-care to ease the burden.

Caring for an Addict Can be Tough. Here are 3 Crucial Self-Care Tips

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According to Farah Mohammed, "Much advice for family and friends is centered specifically around the addict—how to avoid enabling, what to look for ...

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Article from US News by Ruben Castaneda

In his article Reuben Castaneda says, "As the opioid epidemic rages across the country, some desperate parents of addicts are taking the ...

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17 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Family-Education jplist-topic-Heroin jplist-topic-Opioid jplist-topic-Parents 0 344164 344164 In his article Reuben Castaneda says, "As the opioid epidemic rages across the country, some desperate parents of addicts are taking the extreme step of turning their own adult or teenage child in to the police to prevent him or her from overdosing, perhaps fatally." This article discusses how some parents are getting their own children arrested as a means to protect them from opioid overdose. 

Should Parents Call the Police on Their Opioid-Addicted Kids?

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In his article Reuben Castaneda says, "As the opioid epidemic rages across the country, some desperate parents of addicts are taking the extreme step ...

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Resource Guide from National Institute on Drug Abuse

This page from NIDA is filled with resources and information to help someone you care about who might have a drug* abuse problem. This ...

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18 Resource-Guide-Resource-Guide jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Family-Education jplist-topic-Friend jplist-topic-Loved-One jplist-topic-Resource-Guide 0 344170 344170 This page from NIDA is filled with resources and information to help someone you care about who might have a drug* abuse problem. This guide gives step by step tips and questions of what to do if you think a friend or loved one has an addiction problem.

What to Do If Your Adult Friend or Loved One Has a Problem with Drugs

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This page from NIDA is filled with resources and information to help someone you care about who might have a drug* abuse problem. This guide gives ...

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Article from Psychology Today by J. Wesley Boyd, MD, PhD

From the article: "We see what we know. Thus, until sometime has some knowledge about drug use—the signs and clues that someone might be ...

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19 Article-Article jplist-topic-Abuse jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Family-Education 0 344179 344179 From the article: "We see what we know. Thus, until sometime has some knowledge about drug use—the signs and clues that someone might be using, awareness of the lies that often go along with misuse of drugs, and so on—it is easy to simply not see things that are right in front of you." In this article, Dr. J. Wesley Boyd provides 5 essential things you should do if a family member is abusing drugs. 

Five Must-Do Things if a Family Member is Abusing Drugs

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From the article: "We see what we know. Thus, until sometime has some knowledge about drug use—the signs and clues that someone might be using, ...

The Cost of Addiction on Families The Cost of Addiction on Families

Article from Forbes by Jessica Bosari

According to Jessica Bosari, "There's a reason why addictions are often associated with poverty. Many addictive behaviors begin as a method ...

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20 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-alcoholism jplist-topic-Cost jplist-topic-Family-Education 0 344188 344188 According to Jessica Bosari, "There's a reason why addictions are often associated with poverty. Many addictive behaviors begin as a method of escapism and pleasure seeking, and people who suffer financially are often drawn to them as a means to avoid serious problems. Addictions provide instant gratification, which is something sorely lacking in most low-income households that struggle to survive from one paycheck to the next." This article discusses the cost of addiction and how it can affect the entire family.

The Cost of Addiction on Families

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According to Jessica Bosari, "There's a reason why addictions are often associated with poverty. Many addictive behaviors begin as a method of ...

Addiction as Family Affliction Addiction as Family Affliction

Article from Psychology Today by Dan Mager, MSW

According to Dan Mager MSW, "Active addiction destabilizes the home environment, disrupts family life and muddling relationships, and often ...

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21 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Education jplist-topic-Family jplist-topic-Relationships 0 344195 344195 According to Dan Mager MSW, "Active addiction destabilizes the home environment, disrupts family life and muddling relationships, and often compromises finances, as well as mental, emotional, and physical health. Without assistance and unless family members and significant others learn and practice how to do things differently, these effects can be chronic and long-term." This article explains how one person's addiction can affect their entire family.

Addiction as Family Affliction

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According to Dan Mager MSW, "Active addiction destabilizes the home environment, disrupts family life and muddling relationships, and often ...

Drug Prevention Tips for Every Age Drug Prevention Tips for Every Age

Resources from Partnership for Drug Free Kids

This helpful resource guide from Partnership for Drug Free Kids gives excellent advice on how to start the conversation at any age. From ...

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22 Resource-Guide-Resource-Guide jplist-topic-Drug-Prevention jplist-topic-Family jplist-topic-Partnership-For-Drug-Free-Kids 0 344213 344213 This  helpful resource guide from Partnership for Drug Free Kids gives excellent advice on how to start the conversation at any age.  From their website:  "Conversations are one of the most powerful tools parents can use to connect with — and protect — their kids. But, when tackling some of life’s tougher topics, especially those about drugs and alcohol, just figuring out what to say can be a challenge. We’ve provided scenarios and scripts below on what to say to your child, no matter their age."

Drug Prevention Tips for Every Age

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This helpful resource guide from Partnership for Drug Free Kids gives excellent advice on how to start the conversation at any age. From their ...

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Article from Rewire by Katie Moritz

Katie Moritz says, "If you or someone close to you is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, you’re not alone—not even close. ...

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23 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Family jplist-topic-Friend jplist-topic-Love jplist-topic-Relationship jplist-topic-Sobriety jplist-topic-Struggle 0 344225 344225 Katie Moritz says, "If you or someone close to you is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, you’re not alone—not even close. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 21.5 million people in the U.S. over the age of 12 were experiencing addiction in 2014." This article gives tips on what to do if a loved one is struggling with an addiction. 

What to Do if a Loved One is Struggling with Addiction

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Katie Moritz says, "If you or someone close to you is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, you’re not alone—not even close. According to ...

When Someone You Love Has an Addiction When Someone You Love Has an Addiction

Article from Hey Sigmund by Karen Young

Karen Young says, "The fallout from an addiction, for addicts and the people who love them, is devastating – the manipulations, the ...

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24 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Family jplist-topic-Friend jplist-topic-Love jplist-topic-Psychology jplist-topic-Relationship 0 344235 344235 Karen Young says, "The fallout from an addiction, for addicts and the people who love them, is devastating – the manipulations, the guilt, the destruction of relationships and the breakage of people.When addicts know they are loved by someone who is invested in them, they immediately have fuel for their addiction. Your love and your need to bring them safely through their addiction might see you giving money you can’t afford, saying yes when that yes will destroy you, lying to protect them, and having your body turn cold with fear from the midnight ring of the phone. You dread seeing them and you need to see them, all at once." This article explains what it means to love someone who is an addict, and gives tips on what you can do to support them without supporting their addiction.

When Someone You Love Has an Addiction

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Karen Young says, "The fallout from an addiction, for addicts and the people who love them, is devastating – the manipulations, the guilt, the ...

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Article from The Gottman Institute by Candice Rasa, LCSW

Candice Rasa says, "Managing a loved one’s drug or alcohol addiction is never easy, but those whose spouse has a substance use disorder ...

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25 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Family jplist-topic-Love jplist-topic-Partner jplist-topic-Relationship jplist-topic-Spouse 0 344240 344240 Candice Rasa says, "Managing a loved one’s drug or alcohol addiction is never easy, but those whose spouse has a substance use disorder (SUD) face an especially tough and lonely road. For one thing, the painful and often traumatic relational fallout due to an addiction is compounded by the greater likelihood of divorce, which is itself ranked as the second most stressful life event anyone can experience." This article provides three guidelines that can help you be more empathetic towards your spouse who is struggling with an addiction. 

3 Guidelines for Spouses Affected by Their Partner's Addiction

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Candice Rasa says, "Managing a loved one’s drug or alcohol addiction is never easy, but those whose spouse has a substance use disorder (SUD) face ...

Effects on the Family Effects on the Family

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This article gives five scenarios in order to look at the effects on the family when someone is abusing alcohol or drugs.

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26 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Effects jplist-topic-Family jplist-topic-Love jplist-topic-Relationship 0 344243 344243 This article gives five scenarios in order to look at the effects on the family when someone is abusing alcohol or drugs. 

Effects on the Family

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This article gives five scenarios in order to look at the effects on the family when someone is abusing alcohol or drugs.

Wasted: Exposing the Family Effect of Addiction Wasted: Exposing the Family Effect of Addiction

A TedX Talk by Sam Fowler from TedX Furman

"After her brother was diagnosed with the disease of addiction, Sam Fowler and her family had to change the way they lived their lives. In ...

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27 Video-Video jplist-topic-Family jplist-topic-Family-Effect-Of-Addiction jplist-topic-Sam-Fowler jplist-topic-Tedx 0 344250 344250 "After her brother was diagnosed with the disease of addiction, Sam Fowler and her family had to change the way they lived their lives. In her talk, she tells about her experiences suffering from “the family disease." This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community."

Wasted: Exposing the Family Effect of Addiction

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"After her brother was diagnosed with the disease of addiction, Sam Fowler and her family had to change the way they lived their lives. In her talk, ...

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Article from Addiction Policy Forum by Dr. Christian Conte

According to Dr. Christian Conte, "Addiction is a complex, physiological disease that impacts people’s physical, emotional, and social ...

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28 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Family-Educaiton 0 345796 345796 According to Dr. Christian Conte, "Addiction is a complex, physiological disease that impacts people’s physical, emotional, and social health. Since most people aren’t trained in how to talk to others, let alone those who are struggling in any way whatsoever, it’s especially understandable why you might be unsure how to effectively talk with someone who is struggling with addiction."The advice offered in this article is a helpful crash course on what you should know when talking to someone with addiction.

Talking to Someone Struggling with Addiction: A Crash Course

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According to Dr. Christian Conte, "Addiction is a complex, physiological disease that impacts people’s physical, emotional, and social health. ...

Drug Use Hurts Families Drug Use Hurts Families

Article from NIDA for Teens

From the article:"A person who uses drugs can run into all kinds of problems at work, school, and home. But did you know that drug ...

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29 Article-Article jplist-topic-Drug-Use jplist-topic-Family-Education 0 346232 346232 From the article:"A person who uses drugs can run into all kinds of problems at work, school, and home. But did you know that drug use—and its consequences—can also hurt the person’s family? That doesn’t mean that the person using drugs wants to hurt the family. It just means that the disease of addiction can lead to real-world problems that, sooner or later, affect family members’ lives in a very disruptive way."This article discusses how drug misuse has a ripple effect on a family.

Drug Use Hurts Families

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From the article:"A person who uses drugs can run into all kinds of problems at work, school, and home. But did you know that drug use—and its ...

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Article from The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

I can’t imagine what it’s like to be a parent of a child with a substance use disorder, witnessing the unknown from a ...

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What You Shouldn’t Expect When Your Child is in Recovery from Addiction

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I can’t imagine what it’s like to be a parent of a child with a substance use disorder, witnessing the unknown from a front-row seat. ...

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Article from Addiction Policy Forum by Caroline DuPont, MD

According to Dr. Caroline DuPont, "Family members often feel overwhelmed and upset by the complex, emotional responsibilities of trying to ...

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31 Article-Article jplist-topic-Family-Education jplist-topic-Self-care 0 349137 349137 According to Dr. Caroline DuPont, "Family members often feel overwhelmed and upset by the complex, emotional responsibilities of trying to help their loved one with a substance use disorder. It can feel hard to think about anything else, but it’s important to understand that it is difficult to help someone else if you don’t also take steps to care for yourself. If you are struggling, find some time – even if only a few minutes each day – to focus on self-care."This article gives five basic strategies to take care of yourself while caring for a loved one struggling with addiction.

Back to Basics: Foundations of Self-Care for Everyone

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According to Dr. Caroline DuPont, "Family members often feel overwhelmed and upset by the complex, emotional responsibilities of trying to help their ...

Addiction Treatment Should Include Family Therapy Addiction Treatment Should Include Family Therapy

Article from VeryWell Mind by Buddy T

According to Buddy T "Treatment programs aimed at those who have alcohol and drug addiction problems can have better outcomes if the ...

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32 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Family jplist-topic-Therapy jplist-topic-Treatment 0 372867 372867 According to Buddy T "Treatment programs aimed at those who have alcohol and drug addiction problems can have better outcomes if the abuser's family or close associates are also involved in the process."This article explains how family therapy can be helpful when treating someone with an addiction.

Addiction Treatment Should Include Family Therapy

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According to Buddy T "Treatment programs aimed at those who have alcohol and drug addiction problems can have better outcomes if the abuser's family ...

Is Tough Love Effective in Treating Addiction? Is Tough Love Effective in Treating Addiction?

Article from VeryWell Mind by Elizabeth Hartney, BSc., MSc., MA, PhD

According to Elizabeth Hartney, "Rather than focusing on simply using a "tough love" approach to dealing with a loved one who has an ...

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33 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Parenting jplist-topic-Tough-Love jplist-topic-Treatment 0 372880 372880 According to Elizabeth Hartney, "Rather than focusing on simply using a "tough love" approach to dealing with a loved one who has an addiction, learning how to establish healthy boundaries can be more effective."This article defines tough love and when it should be practiced.

Is Tough Love Effective in Treating Addiction?

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According to Elizabeth Hartney, "Rather than focusing on simply using a "tough love" approach to dealing with a loved one who has an addiction, ...

Why Addicts Lie Even to Loved Ones Why Addicts Lie Even to Loved Ones

Article from VeryWell Mind by Elizabeth Hartney BSc., MSc., MA, PhD

According to Elizabeth Hartney, "Addicts often want to avoid confrontation because they've used their addictive behavior as a coping ...

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34 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Enabling jplist-topic-Lying 0 372888 372888 According to Elizabeth Hartney, "Addicts often want to avoid confrontation because they've used their addictive behavior as a coping strategy for so long, they often don't have other well-developed ways of dealing with the stresses of life."This article explains some of the reasons why addicts lie to loved ones, and how to address it.

Why Addicts Lie Even to Loved Ones

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According to Elizabeth Hartney, "Addicts often want to avoid confrontation because they've used their addictive behavior as a coping strategy for so ...

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Article from HuffPost by The Mighty, Contributor by Ashton Tupper

According to Ashton Tupper "Once your partner finds recovery and commits to it, education, patience and honest communication are key. ...

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35 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Love jplist-topic-Partners jplist-topic-Recovery 0 372899 372899 According to Ashton Tupper "Once your partner finds recovery and commits to it, education, patience and honest communication are key. Educate yourself on the recovery process and understand their recovery journey will and has to become, the most important thing in their life."This article includes questions about what it is like to love someone in recovery, and answers from someone who has gone through this.

What No One Tells You About Loving Someone In Recovery From Addiction

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According to Ashton Tupper "Once your partner finds recovery and commits to it, education, patience and honest communication are key. Educate ...

How Does Addiction Affect Families? How Does Addiction Affect Families?

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The Fix Staff writes, "Alcohol and drug addiction can rot families from the inside. Many people never see it coming, either. Strong, ...

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36 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Family 0 373298 373298 The Fix Staff writes, "Alcohol and drug addiction can rot families from the inside. Many people never see it coming, either. Strong, seemingly unbreakable bonds can suddenly (and without warning) become soft, brittle and broken."This article reviews the impact that addiction can have within families.

How Does Addiction Affect Families?

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The Fix Staff writes, "Alcohol and drug addiction can rot families from the inside. Many people never see it coming, either. Strong, seemingly ...

Dealing With A Son Or Daughter Addicted To Drugs:.. → Dealing With A Son Or Daughter Addicted To Drugs:.. →

Article from Sober College

Sober College writes, "When your child is addicted to drugs, it is scary. There are many illicit substances that could be potentially ...

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37 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Child jplist-topic-Daughter jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Son 0 373306 373306 Sober College writes, "When your child is addicted to drugs, it is scary. There are many illicit substances that could be potentially misused, and each drug comes with its own set of concerns and risks."This article goes over the different situations that can arise in families with a drug addicted family member and how to cope.

Dealing With A Son Or Daughter Addicted To Drugs: How To Sleep Again

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Sober College writes, "When your child is addicted to drugs, it is scary. There are many illicit substances that could be potentially misused, and ...

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