Monthly Review: April, 2015
In case you missed any of our recent posts: The Accidental Addict, Relapse: What to Do and Just Right: Addiction to Redemption, here they are again! Thanks for partnering with Changing Lives Foundation to help struggling families.
“The Accidental Addict”
~By Jail Chaplain Joe Herzanek, Family Addiction Counselor and Author of â€œWhy Donâ€™t They Just Quit? What families and friends need to know about addiction and recovery.â€
In the movie â€œRequium for a Dreamâ€ Sara Goldfarb (played by Ellen Burstyn), a widowed mother, finds herself hooked on diet pills. We watch as her world gradually spirals out of control.
This scenario and others that are similar, are becoming all too common. Teenagers, young mothers, parents and grandparentsâ€“all are susceptible to prescription drug addiction.
Provides A Way to Cope with Life’s Struggles:
Just Right: The Road from Addiction to Redemption.
~By Barbara Bice
I prayed, I cried, and I prayed some more.
“Please God, don’t let him be doing it again.”
Barbara describes intervention as: “the deepest form of heartfelt pleading that a person can possibly do.” Although most of “Just Right” deals with very serious and emotional material, Barbara does find a way to present bits of humor such as her account of her husband Ed’s intervention. Ed recalls, “When I woke up and saw all of those people standing around me, I thought I had blacked out and woke up at a family reunion.” READ MORE
Relapse: What to do.
What to do if your loved one relapses?
~By Joe Herzanek
Is Relapse Part of Recovery?
Addiction has been called a chronic relapsing disease. Relapse is when the person in recovery chooses to try some controlled using again after attempting to remain abstinent. We know that addicts/alcoholics canâ€™t control substance use. If they could, they wouldnâ€™t be in this situation in the first place. Relapse is one more failed attempt at trying to control how much they are able to use.
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