Helping Your Loved One

Helping Your Loved One

How do you support someone suffering from drug and/or alcohol addiction? The addict is a very sick person who needs to get well. In fact, a person deep in their addiction is temporarily insane. This is hard for many people to accept. Addiction is not a character flaw...
A Message to Parents

A Message to Parents

Most parents of suffering addicts agonize over these questions: Why is this happening? Can’t they just stop? How can they be so self destructive? Why do they keep hurting themselves and everyone else? Is my son or daughter just a bad person? Are they simply insane?...
Loving Someone Who Is Addicted

Loving Someone Who Is Addicted

It’s hard to watch Calvin today. We were so in love at one point in our lives. I remember the first time I met him. He had the most handsome smile. He was sitting on the curb with a guitar in hand and belting out lyrics to one of his original songs. He loved The...
Addiction in the Workplace

Addiction in the Workplace

I didn’t think that I would be smoking crack in the bathroom at work, but that’s where it ended. I was an MBA, a professional – I was raised in a nice, loving suburban home. I was given everything I needed and more. Addiction doesn’t discriminate. It shows up even...