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Substance Abuse & Addiction



Substance Abuse & Addiction

“Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.”
– Carrie Fisher



A Sobering Diagnosis: Coping With A Terminal Illness Diagnosis As A Recovering Addict (The Treehouse)
If you are in recovery and were recently diagnosed with cancer or another terminal disease, this guide is meant to help you navigate your way through your feelings without resorting to old habits.

Addictive Personality: How I Made It My Healthiest Trait (2/23/13)
A man's battle to turn his addictive personality trait into healthy lifestyle choices.

Discrimination And Addiction: How To Overcome Prejudice Without Relying On Drugs Or Alcohol 
Discrimination can lead to everything from job-loss to low self-esteem to violence, all of which can in turn lead to depression, suicidal thoughts, and substance abuse. It’s imperative, then, that we understand exactly what discrimination is and how to handle it in a healthy way.

Helping an Adult Family Member or Friend with a Drug or Alcohol Problem
Do you have an adult family member or friend with a drug or alcohol problem? You’re probably wondering how you can help. Here are 7 answers to questions you may be asking.

Recognizing an Addiction Problem
Recognizing an addiction problem in someone you know can be harder than it seems.

Signs of Addiction and Drug Use
Article aimed at parents to assist in detecting addictions' early warning signs. 

Swim Back to Health: The Guide to Aquatic Therapy for Recovering Addicts
The site provides tips, articles, and other resources on how aquatic therapy can help you or your loved one’s addiction recovery.

What to Do If Your Adult Friend or Loved One Has a Problem with Drugs
Resources and information to help someone you care about who might have a drug abuse problem.


Resources & Useful Tools

Alcohol and Your Family Tree (6/6/13)
Infographic on genetics and alcoholism in the family

Drug Rehab & Alcohol Treatment Center Locator Nationwide
Freedom from addiction can move your life forward in powerful ways.