Identifying Alcoholism – Physical and Behavioral Signs

Identifying Alcoholism

Identifying Alcoholism Identifying alcoholism as an active drinker is seldom seen.  Most of us do not like to think we have lost control of our drinking.   Like most every other alcoholic, I, too, was ashamed to admit I had a problem. It wasn’t as if I was falling down in the street or making a fool […]

First Step To Recovery

First Step to Recovery

First Step to Recovery: Stop Flying Solo What compels us to take that proverbial ‘first step to recovery‘?   What compels us to do that which is bad for us?  Why do we repeatedly self-inflict pain when we know our choices are bad and that they are destructive?  We actually DO CARE, yet CANNOT STOP! […]

Opioid Addiction Abuse: Masochists’ Destruction

Opioid Addiction Abuse

Masochists: Destruction from Opioid Addiction Abuse Are you a masochist?    Do you like pain?  Opioid addiction abuse has no doubt become an epidemic of epic proportions. Two million Americans are addicted to opioids including those who have moved onto to heroin or even worse.  Fentanyl, Oxycontin, Percocet or Vicodin, which are ALL highly addictive […]

Tough Love for a Heroin Addict: A Death Sentence?

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Heroin Addict Tough Love? It’s an emotionally draining process in the extreme trying to get help for kids who are possessed by drugs. Addicts are tricky and using tough love on a heroin addict, or any type of addict for that matter could be a death sentence.  Remember, addicts are manipulative, powerful and have ironclad […]

How to Help a Loved One Battling Opioid Addiction

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Opioid Addiction – How to Help Your Loved One We’ve all seen the headlines about America’s opioid epidemic. We know that addiction to opioids is increasingly commonplace—and increasingly dangerous. There is a decent chance that someone you know and love is facing a struggle with opioid addiction. Yet, there is one thing these headlines don’t […]