Image via Wikipedia Relapse is a cardinal feature of alcoholism and addiction, and one of the most painful. Most people who struggle with addiction will have one or more relapses – the return to drug use after a drug-free period – during their ongoing attempts to recover. This can be extremely frustrating for patients and …∞
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Al-Anon Speaks for Itself Part 1 A wife, father, husband, and daughter describe what it is like to love someone who has a drinking problem – an alcoholic. The wife says, “I didn’t live in reality at all. I covered up and made believe.” The father says, “When the police came and told me the …∞
A wonderful video from ‘Face The Issue’ narrated by Julianne Moore. This is an anonymous quote from an anorexic. So…I kind of had a breakdown the other day, and I wrote this on a piece of paper: I’m not ready for the holidays…I’m not sure what I’m going to do. All I know is I …∞
In some ways, the hardest part of establishing and maintaining long-term recovery from alcoholism or addiction comes when the initial, intensive part of treatment has been completed. To avoid relapse, most recovering people need to be in the warm embrace of loved ones – whether their close, biological family or the new "family" of other …∞
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