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.
While addiction doesn’t mix well with anyone, addiction and parents can be particularly distressing to deal with, especially when the addicted parent is the primary income provider. Fortunately, there are things that family members can do when the head of the household is addicted.
Drug addiction and abuse is a growing problem today and a concern with business executives as the stress of their job can lead to substance abuse issues.
In the field of the arts, it’s far too common for our beloved actors, musicians , artists and writers to suffer the destruction of addiction to drugs or alcohol. Why are they so often prone to drug and alcohol abuse?
In June 2017, the Drug Enforcement Administration released its new edition of the Drugs of Abuse guideline which provides a guideline for parents on drugs their kids could be abusing.
Drug use is hard on everyone, from the individual who can’t stop using them to their parents, siblings and close friends. But it might be harder on small children than anyone else.
Following the tragedy of Carrie Fisher’s death, the toxicology report shed detailed light on the way her toxic cocktail of drugs contributed to her death.
Surfers and skaters like many other athletes have their troubles with drug abuse and addiction. Does the culture in which live and compete make them more prone than others?
Study finds that children in suburban, upper-middle-class families were actually more likely to use drugs and struggle with emotional problems than their inner city counterparts.
Alcohol and marijuana are often used together. Aside from health risks mixing them doubles one’s risk of social consequences such fights, being arrested or problems at work.