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Category: Family Topics

How Can I Help My Loved One?

Jan 9, 2018
Many people live for weeks, months, or even years with an addicted loved one. Over this period of time, both the addict and their loved ones will suffer from the...

Why Teens Abuse Drugs and Alcohol

May 28, 2015
Many parents are caught off-guard by their teen’s drug or alcohol use. They might have higher hopes for their child than a life of addiction, they might not understand the...

What Should Parents Do if they Suspect Prescription Drug Abuse?

May 23, 2015
Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in America, and despite warnings, many teens still want to experiment with prescription drugs. As a parent, it is important to learn about...

Spending Time as a Family Can Prevent Substance Abuse

May 18, 2015
Parents who interact with their children in a positive way can help keep their adolescent from using drugs and alcohol. Several New Jersey communities are finding ways to encourage parents...

The Problem with Co-Dependency

May 11, 2015
Co-dependency is often called “relationship addiction.” It can happen with all different types of relationships, but most often occurs with someone who is dependent on drugs or alcohol. According to...

A Parent’s Struggle

Apr 22, 2015
Drug addiction and alcoholism can take a toll on many more lives than just the addict’s. Parents struggle with guilt, shame, and helplessness when their child is an addict. Parents...

Are You Helping or Hurting Your Addicted Loved One?

Apr 21, 2015
When you have a loved one who is hurting, you want to help them. When you have a loved one who has a problem that could get them in trouble...

How to Stop Enabling

Feb 12, 2015
To enable an addict means to make it easy for them to continue in their addiction. When someone enables an addict, they take away the consequences of the addict’s behavior,...

Educating Children about Drug Abuse

May 7, 2014
A poll posted on the New Jersey 101.5 website asked one simple question: Do you think educating children about drug abuse is necessary? The results are surprising, and show the...

The Effects of Parental Substance Abuse

Apr 10, 2014
As we know, children are heavily influenced by their parents. Whether adults like to admit it or not, their children are always watching them, looking to them for guidance and...
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