Is Addiction Genetic?

Is Addiction Genetic?

In my 40 plus years of working with suffering addicts and alcoholics, I have definitely seen a genetic component to the disease of addiction. Over the years, a great deal of medical research has been done around the genetics of addiction. We now know that certain...
Parents and Addiction

Parents and Addiction

This is something that most parents of suffering addicts struggle with. They constantly ask themselves why is this happening? Why can’t they just stop? How could anyone be so self destructive? Why do they keep hurting themselves and everyone else? Is my son or...
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...