Loving an Addict to Death

When dealing with a loved one who is suffering from addiction, the line between supporting them through a hard time and enabling them to continue can easily be blurred. We’ve spoken about this difference on the blog before, but we know that showing tough love to your addict and setting boundaries can be easier said than done. While the enabling …

How Long Does it Take to Recover from Addiction?

If you have a close friend or family member suffering from addiction, you might be wondering how long recovery takes. It’s certainly an understandable question – addiction is hard to cope with, both for the addict themselves and for their loved ones. Unfortunately, the answer to that question is not as clear-cut as you’re probably hoping. Each person’s recovery process …

What is Al-Anon?

Having a friend or family member who suffers from addiction or alcoholism is hard. It can be a roller coaster of emotions, and you may find it harder to cope some days. Addiction and alcoholism are family illnesses, because they don’t just affect the addict – they affect the whole family. In reality, loving an alcoholic or addict can be …