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Al-Anon 12-Step Programs: What to Expect and How to Find a Meeting

What is an Al-Anon 12-step program? Who can benefit from attending one of these family groups and what should you expect? Find out below, as well as learning more about…

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How Can You Recognize the Signs of Relapse?

When you love someone who is in drug and alcohol addiction recovery, you may always have an underlying sense of anxiety about the potential for relapse. Relapse can be part…

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How to Encourage Someone To Get Drug Addiction Treatment

Understanding How To Get Someone Into Drug Addiction Treatment If you’ve never lived it, it can be difficult to understand the how and why people become drug addicts. If you…

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4 Books to Read If You Love An Addict

Therapeutic Books When You Love An Addict The following is from our contributor B.H. who shares stories of her life and love for her son who has struggled with addiction…

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The Serenity Prayer: How it Helps Keep me Grounded

The Role of the Serenity Prayer When You Love An Addict This is a shared story from contributing writer B.H. She writes for us to discuss her son’s addiction and…

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What Are the Benefits of Having a Sponsor In Recovery?

The Benefits of a Sponsor in Recovery This post is from our contributing writer B.H. who shares stories of her experience as the mother of an addicted son.  Like individuals…

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What I Learned From My Son’s Addiction

The Positives After Active Addiction and During Recovery This is from contributing writer B.H. She regularly shares her stories about her son’s addiction including the following post on what she…

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Learning More About the Mind of An Addict

What is the Mind of An Addict Like? This is a personal story from contributor B.H. She has personally experienced her son’s addiction, treatment and recovery. She frequently shares stories…

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How Can You Cope If Your Loved One Relapses?

What Happens When Your Loved One Relapses? After a child or partner is released from drug or alcohol rehab, there is usually a dark thought in the back of the…

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Learning How to Trust a Recovering Addict: 4 Tips

Rebuilding Your Trust In a Recovering Addict Trusting the recovering addict is hard. It is even harder when a parent or loved one does not know the information needed to…

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