8 Ways to Cope When Living With an Alcoholic Parent
Coping with an alcoholic parent is difficult no matter if it's a recent or long-term part of one's life.
Winning the Battle Over Alcohol
Alcoholism is not just an addiction, it's a disease. A disease of the brain. And just like with any other disease, it develops and progresses over time if left untreated. Drinking excessively is indicative of alcohol-dependency and could be diagnosed as Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD).
How Quitting Chewing Tobacco Is Different Than Quitting Smoking
Often lumped together, this article attempts to discern how chewing tobacco and cigarette addictions are different.
Long-Term Negative Side Effects of Quitting Tobacco They Will Not Tell You About
The truth of the matter is that tobacco kills, but quitting the nasty habit also carries a series of long-term side effects. If you don’t like being lied to, this is a must-read.
7 Deadly Sins: A Former Gambling Addict's Perspective
The seven deadly sins and gambling go together perfectly. Learn how gambling addiction progresses through each of the seven stages of sin.
Tips for Dealing With a Compulsive Gambler in the Family
My father was a compulsive gambler. This article is about how loved ones can protect themselves from the ravages of a gambling addiction.
Tips on How to Avoid Smoking Relapse (And What to Do If It Happens)
Have you recently quit smoking? Do you think you may slip up and start again? I have some tips that may help you along the way.
Making Amends: What Al-Anon's Ninth Step Means to Me
When Al-Anon members do their Ninth Step amends, they often have to apologize and change their behavior towards the alcoholics in their life, as well as towards friends and family members. It is not as hard as you may have feared. Find out how to get started.
Alcoholism's Negative Effects on My Marriage and Family
Here's how alcoholism damaged my family and marriage.
Addicted to Nicotine Gum or Lozenges? My Personal Experience
Nicotine gum and lozenges can be useful when you're trying to quit smoking, but they can create a new, hard-to-kick addiction themselves. Are you addicted?
What to Say to a Recovering Addict
Many people tried to comfort me as I struggled to recover from a serious crack cocaine addiction. There were three people whose words had the most profound impact on my recovery: a friend whom I have known since I was seven years old, my son, and my daughter. They are responsible for my sobriety.
Meth Use: What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Someone Using Methamphetamines?
This is a true story about my young friend who died from methamphetamine use. Hopefully, this story will save someone else's life. I've provided a helpful list of the signs and symptoms of someone using meth and how to get help.
10 Tips for Living Drug, Alcohol, Smoke-Free: What Works for Me
Are drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes ruling your life? Have you tried quitting only to pick back up again -- even though you really, really want to stop? Stop beating yourself up. You are not a failure. You're an addict.