Drug & Alcohol Addiction Help

Should I Tell My Kids I am an Addict?

If your children are over the age of six or seven they should be told if you are addicted to drugs. Children aren’t stupid, and no matter how much you think you are keeping the big secret, they know something is wrong. Their imagination is going to run wild until you give them some information. You can explain your difficulties and tell them that you still love them. It’s important… Read more

Drug & Alcohol Addiction Help

Why Doesn’t An Addict Get Clean After Overdosing?

As told by an addict who overdosed and almost died twice before giving up drugs.

How often did you get high before you overdosed?

By the time I overdosed the first time, I was getting high on a daily basis. I no longer took drugs to enjoy a high. I took them to avoid being sick from withdrawals. At the end, I was shooting up about three times… Read more

Drug & Alcohol Addiction Help

When the Newness of Sobriety Wears Off

Sobriety is like a love relationship. When you start out, everything is exciting and new. When I first got clean, everything I read, saw and heard about sobriety was very attractive to me. I spent my free time getting to know it in the same way I would get to know a new woman. The possibilities of new love seemed to stretch on endlessly, and my shiny new affair with… Read more

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Dealing with a Drug Addict: How I Started Letting Go

If you are dealing with an addict in your life, you already know that you won’t be able to keep it up forever. There will come a point where you will need to reclaim your life and get back among the living.

Years ago, I began taking gradual steps toward letting go and by the time my son got clean and sober I was back to enjoying life… Read more