Families offer addicts support and strength instead of solutions

Any individual working to overcome an addiction knows of the long and challenging path ahead. But addicts aren’t the only ones dealing with the physical and mental roadblocks of substance abuse. Addicts don’t exist in a vacuum. They have coworkers, friends and relatives. They live with others, eat with others, socialize with others and mourn … Continued

Challenges continue for recovering addicts even after discharge

Facing down an addiction can be tough. Living in its wake can be tougher. In fact, it’s often helpful to avoid thinking in time-focused terms because recovery is an ongoing process, says Glenda Burns, transition specialist at the Rosecrance Adolescent Treatment Center. “Just because a person stops using does not mean that he or she … Continued