Maybe it’s your best friend. Or your sister, or a favorite colleague at work. It happens slowly. What were they like before? Upbeat, always laughing? Devoted and kind? Now the friend or family member you once knew has been replaced by someone with a substance use disorder. It’s a transformation, and not a good one. […]
Taking medications can be the pits. Will they work? Do the side effects render people bed-ridden? Are the pills horse pills, too big to swallow? Do I turn into a pumpkin when I forget to take my meds? Understanding that few people like taking pills, here are some hints about keeping up with your medications. […]
Or: what do you know about the drugs people abuse? “Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self-esteem.” –Kurt Cobain Perhaps you’re here because you’re an addict questioning the safety of your drug, or your have a daughter or neighbor with an […]
Are you looking for treatment-oriented trivia and education for your clients, something serious but catchy? If so, then this free 17-page quiz booklet might be what you seek. For example, please decide whether the following are true or false: (1) All drug treatment programs are the same. (2) If someone has passes out from drinking, put them to bed. (3) In Ohio, it’s illegal to get a fish drunk…
Many addicts say it’s harder to quit than keep using. To stay sober and clean, they need to face overwhelming challenges: tremendous guilt, low self-esteem, isolation, an irate family, problems finding work, and the demand that they change their lives and attitudes and belief systems… it would seem easier to simply keep using.