Addiciton: Living with an addict (help for the family)

An addiction destroys families as much as it destroys individuals. Living with an addict is both heartbreaking and exhausting. Family members are torn between how to help the addict and how to avoid being sucked into the addict’s world. Here are some helpful...

Addiction: Goals for the first year of recovery.

A list of important goals for the first year of your recovery. Use it as a reminder and to help you stay on track in the days and months ahead. Accept that you have an addiction Practice honesty in your life Learn to avoid high-risk situations Ask for help Practice...

How Big is a Drink? The Definition of a Drink.

 If you’re not sure if you’re addicted to alcohol, try the following test.  Keep an honest journal of how much you drink every day for 6 months, and see if you can stick to moderate drinking. It’s important that you do this for at least 6 months,...