There is no arguing the fact that an individual who is abusing or addicted to drug substances is experiencing damaging effects in their relationships, health and life as a result. In addition to this, the individual is also struggling with their weakened self-confidence, self-respect and self-esteem. It is no wonder, then, that many drug addicts
No one likes to see a loved one in pain any more than they themselves like to be in pain. It is an unfortunate fact that there are some physical conditions that can cause the individual to suffer from moderate to severe and chronic pain. Needless to say, such conditions often force the individual to
Prescription drug abuse and addiction problems have reached epidemic proportions in our country, with many teenagers making them their drug of choice. The fact that these drugs are FDA approved, doctor recommended and usually easily accessible in home medicine cabinets have made them appealing to individuals who honestly don’t understand just how dangerous they are.
As a parent, you become used to the idea that there are many challenges and difficulties in life that you will have to help your child work through. After all, life is tough, and learning how to operate in it while also working through the challenges of growing up can make it even more so.
It’s no secret that all children, even adult children, rely upon their parents for their basic needs and much of their direction and emotional support in life. Where a child’s parents are sane, healthy and happy, this is often a mutually beneficial relationship–though there can obviously still be periods of difficulty and challenge. Where a
Perhaps the most obvious sign of drug addiction is the individual’s physical, mental and spiritual deterioration. However, these are not by any means the only damaging effects of drug use, as these chemical substances can actually dictate the individual’s every thought, decision and action. One of the lesser considered by still quite damaging effects caused
Parents normally have a very hard time coping with a drug addicted child, for any number of reasons. First of all, they may have done drugs themselves and they know where drug use can lead. Second of all, they may feel like their child is apparently healthy and happy and therefore the idea that drug
It can be incredibly difficult for any parent to acknowledge that their son or daughter is suffering from drug addiction and needs help. Whether their child’s initial drug use was a result of curiosity, a desire to fit in, peer pressure, or an innocent effort to improve health issues, handle stress or some other thing,
Drug addiction is an overwhelming and complex problem that most individuals are certain will never happen to them. It is therefore quite upsetting when one actually does fall into the trap of drug addiction, and few individuals know what to do about it. It is not unusual for a drug addict to attempt to isolate
Have you ever had a friend who couldn’t “relax” until she’d had a drink? What about the guy who insisted he “didn’t need” a drink every night, he just wanted one. Or the friend that was “not addicted” to drugs, just liked to occasionally party? Chances are, you are dealing with an addict. If you