If you have a son or daughter addicted to drugs or alcohol, you might feel helpless and exasperated with not even a glimmer of hope that anything can be done. As someone who was addicted to drugs or alcohol for nearly 20 years, and after having many near-death experiences and landing in prison for many years, I can honestly say that there are many things you can do—and many things you shouldn’t do.
Many people are familiar with the name Grant Cardone, but what many people don’t know is his story before he became the successful man he is today. Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and brought up by a single mother who raised seven children, Grant came from humble beginnings and battled addiction for over 9 years.
The Narconon program helped me believe in myself again. I know that whatever I go through in life, whether it’s good or bad, at the end of the day I know I’m making something of myself and no one can take away my happiness but me.
You’ve met someone and you think he or she might be “the one,” or you want to get to know them better. You find out early on that they are in recovery and just recently finished rehab. Should you get romantically involved?
Denny as child I was born in Texas and raised all over America and parts of western Europe. My father was Air Force, so we moved around quite a bit. For the most part, it was a good life, full and rich with lots of love and comfort.
Is there a connection between cannabis use and unemployment?
The prevalence of addiction among medical doctors exceeds that of the general population. Why do doctors fall prey to addiction? How important is it that they get help as soon as possible?
It isn't just impoverished individuals who become addicted to drugs and alcohol. Anyone, from any walk of life, can become addicted, including people who have successful careers. However, no one can use drugs and alcohol AND manage a successful career for long.
Is it possible to predict someone's risk for developing a drug addiction or an alcohol addiction based on the type of career they have? Do some professions exhibit more drug or alcohol misuse among employees than others? And if so, what unique factors about those industries lead people who work in them to misuse substances?
Drug and alcohol addiction is always dangerous. In 2020, it was even more dangerous. How do we know this? Because more people died from drug overdoses in 2020 than in any other year on record.