Loving an Addict Without Enabling

Loving an Addict Without Enabling

Loving an Addict Without Enabling When you love someone with an addiction, you want to give them all of the support you can. But, in the process, you may be doing things that are actually enabling their addiction rather than helping them. It can sometimes be difficult to know where to draw the line. But,…

How to Recognize Manipulation in Addiction

How to Recognize Manipulation in Addiction

How to Recognize Manipulation in Addiction If you know someone who is currently struggling with a substance use addiction, then you undoubtedly know the emotional toll it can take. Loving someone who is fighting for their sobriety is difficult. Yet, our loved ones seem to decline any support we offer and readily avoid encouragement to…

The Effects of Addiction in Men vs. Women

The Effects of Addiction in Men vs. Women

The Effects of Addiction in Men vs. Women For decades, substance use disorder, or addiction, was mainly studied in men. Medical researchers have begun delving into the effects of addiction on women and comparing those findings with illicit drug use in men. While men are more likely than women to use illegal drugs [1], it’s…

How Addiction Intervention Works

How Addiction Intervention Works

How Addiction Intervention Works When a loved one is suffering from an addiction, it’s important to get them the professional help they need before it’s too late. But not everyone enters into a program easily. That’s why an intervention may be needed. An addiction intervention can be the motivating force that someone needs to get…