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Acceptance vs. Enabling: The Difference Between a Caring Habit and a Destructive Pattern

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, life coach and talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

Though the root of enabling is clearly prefaced with the seven caring habits, including but not limited to accepting, it does n... Continue Reading

5 Essential Components of a Successful Intervention

By Audrey Beim No content available.

We spoke with Addiction Intervention Specialist Kevin Dixon of KD Consulting to break down the 5 essential components of every ... Continue Reading

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6 Ways Friends & Family Can Support an Addicted Loved One

By Dominica Applegate No content available.

If you have a loved one in recovery, your love and support can make a tremendous difference in their path towards change. Here ... Continue Reading

Are You an Enabler? Here's How You Can Tell

By Tess Chedsey No content available.

The terms “enabler” or “codependent” have negative connotations, but those who exhibit these behaviors are often loving, caring... Continue Reading

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6 Steps to Loving the Addict in Your Life

By Dominica Applegate No content available.

It's not always easy to love the addict who has exhausted your patience. Here's how you can stay sane and happy as you care for... Continue Reading

6 Things to Never Say to a Recovering Alcoholic

By Dominica Applegate No content available.

Some well-meaning remarks can actually offend or even trigger a recovering alcoholic. Instead, encourage those in recovery by a... Continue Reading

5 Most Encouraging Things You Can Say to an Addict

By Dominica Applegate No content available.

When you have a recovering addict in your life, one of the most helpful things you can do is acknowledge their progress. These ... Continue Reading

3 Attributes to Look for in a Sober Friend

By Elizabeth Seward No content available.

Someone who doesn't just talk the talk but who also walks the walk. Continue Reading

What Not to Do: Damaging Behaviors That Hurt the Addict Instead of Help

By Audrey Beim No content available.

You may have the best intentions in the world, but these actions make more trouble than good. Continue Reading

5 Truths I Learned About Others After Recovery

By Chris Weldon No content available.

After returning from months of therapy, some relationships with family members may take a while to get back to normal. These 5 ... Continue Reading

Letting Your Loved One Hit Bottom

By Dominica Applegate No content available.

When it comes to your loved one's addiction, letting go of your responsibility may be the only way they finally get in tune wit... Continue Reading

Living with an Addict: 12 Tips for Coping

By Tess Chedsey No content available.

If you have a loved one whose substance use disorder is negatively affecting the dynamics within the home, applying these 12 ti... Continue Reading

4 Healthy Ways to Support a Fellow Addict

By Cassandra Huerta No content available.

Here are 4 ways to truly be helpful in getting an addict on the road to recovery. Continue Reading

How to Support a Friend in Recovery

By Kelly McClanahan No content available.

Learn how to be there for a recovering friend and how to be supportive without enabling their addiction. Continue Reading

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