One of the greatest tragedies of the opioid epidemic is how it devastates families. The most recent numbers, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), show that 115 people die every day from opioid overdose in the US. Out of the... Learn MoreCan You Protect Your Loved Ones in the Opioid Epidemic?
One of the very real difficulties many families face today is trying to overcome issues with substance use and addiction. With opioid overdose resulting in the deaths of over 33,000 people in 2015, a rate of death that has consistently... Learn MoreIs It My Fault My Loved One is Addicted?
[caption id="attachment_21753" align="aligncenter" width="473"] (This content is being used for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted in the content is a model)[/caption] Author: Justin Mckibben I'll never forget when I told my mother I needed to go to rehab. It... Learn MoreChild Neglect and Abuse Rises Alongside Drug Addiction
Author: Shernide Delva In Fayetteville, North Carolina, there is a distinct trend of both child abuse and neglect rising along with cases of drug addiction. Fayette County Prosecutor Larry Harrah says the number of neglect cases associated with addicted parents... Learn MorePersonal Letters from Palm Partners Family Program: Part II
On a monthly basis the Palm Partners treatment program offers an opportunity for the families of patients to attend events and therapy over the course of an empowering and productive weekend. There are a series of work-shops and group activities... Learn MorePersonal Letters from Palm Partners Family Program
On a monthly basis the Palm Partners treatment program offers an opportunity for the families of patients to attend events and therapy over the course of an empowering and productive weekend. There are a series of work-shops and group activities... Learn MoreDrug Treatment for Your Child
[caption id="attachment_15855" align="aligncenter" width="451"] (This content is being used for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted in the content is a model.)[/caption] Having a loved one who is struggling with substance abuse or addiction is never easy, especially if it... Learn MoreHappy and Sober for the Holidays
Author: Justin Mckibben I got sober on Thanksgiving. I entered rehab for the second time on the 28th of November, and this year the holidays have been especially amazing for me, even though I am living miles away from my... Learn MoreGifts of Recovery: Reconnecting with Family
The ‘gifts of recovery’ also called ‘gifts of sobriety’ and ‘promises of sobriety’ are the positive things that happen in our lives once we get clean and sober and work towards bettering ourselves. As long as we keep doing the... Learn MoreThe Blame Game: How to Respond When Your Newly Clean Loved One Refuses to Own Their Behavior
Sometimes our loved ones like to play the ‘Blame Game’ when they find themselves with a little more clarity and have a little bit of clean time. They want to start throwing around reasons why their addiction ended up the... Learn More9 Ways Addiction Can Affect The Family and How to Start Healing
It’s been long recognized that alcoholism is a family disease. Because alcoholism is a form of the umbrella term ‘addiction,’ by extension, addiction is a family disease, too. The reason for that is pretty simple and quite obvious. The alcoholic... Learn MoreHow to Talk to Your Addicted Parent
Talking to an addict about their substance abuse is never easy, and when it comes to your parents it can be an even more frightening experience. Addiction and substance abuse affect a family so profoundly in many ways both obvious... Learn More