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How to Support Your Loved One When They Are in Addiction Treatment
Jun 21, 2021

When you have a loved one with a substance use disorder, it can be both a relief and a challenging time when they enter drug and alcohol addiction treatment/rehab. You may feel helpless and confused about how to best support your loved one while they are in rehab and once they come home. As their […]

My Spouse is Still Drinking. Can I Maintain Recovery?
May 26, 2021

Becoming sober is a significant accomplishment and one that you should feel proud of. It’s not an easy task to quit drinking alcohol, especially when you are dependent on it. Going through an alcohol detox program helps you manage the withdrawal symptoms and gives you insight into why you may have started drinking. However, what […]

Sober Roommates in Recovery: 4 Tips for Supporting Each Other
May 10, 2021

When you’re in recovery, the people you live with can have a big effect on your well-being—and vice-versa. For you both to succeed, it’s important to think about how you can help each other. It’s particularly important to find clean and sober roommates with a similar desire to improve their lives. To maximize your recovery, […]

Single Mothers and Addiction: What is the Relationship?
May 7, 2021

On the occasion of Mother’s Day, we start with at a statistic. About one in five children live with a solo mom. This information comes from a post by the Pew Research Center. It refers to children younger than 18 years of age and to a snapshot of life in the U.S. It’s a big […]

All in the Family? Is Addiction Genetic or Environmental?
May 5, 2021

A slice of life about seven parolees, all addicts, filled the pages of The Second Chance Club, a new book about the criminal justice system. These individuals shared the same legal status, penchant for using and parole officer. There was another common thread. Their parents – or, most often, the one and only parent on […]

Desirée Bujanda Misle Talks About Addiction and Motherhood
May 3, 2021

Desirée Bujanda Misle is the mother of a son with addiction and the author of I, Mother of an Addict. Recently, she took time to write for AAC about her experiences with addiction, codependency, and motherhood. Addiction in the Family As the mother of a recovered addict, I went through this process burdened with guilt […]

6 Signs Your Partner Is Abusing Drugs
Apr 14, 2021

Do you have reason to suspect your partner is abusing drugs? If you’ve never experienced substance abuse firsthand, you might not know what to look for. We’ll go over the telltale signs your partner is abusing drugs below so you can know for sure if they need help. Keep in mind, just having 1 or […]

7 Tips for Navigating Parties When Your Partner Is Sober
Feb 26, 2021

Whether it’s a workplace party or a backyard picnic with family and friends, where people gather, you often find alcohol. While the average person may not notice the prevalence of alcohol at social gatherings, those in recovery, and those who love them, must recognize and prepare for the risks involved. Many people assume that if […]

How Do I Know It’s Okay to Tell Somebody they Need Help?
Feb 23, 2021

It is difficult to see a friend or loved one struggling with substance abuse. You may wonder how to tell somebody you think they would benefit from rehab. Often, you may want to speak up, but are fearful that the person will become angry with you, or maybe you just don’t know what to say. You […]

Nick Santonastasso Talks to AAC About Addiction
Feb 5, 2021

American Addiction Centers (AAC) recently launched a new Facebook Live series Addiction Talk. The show involves interviews with celebrities and industry figures who have struggled with or have a loved one who has struggled with addiction. Nick Santonastasso, a bodybuilder born with Hanhart Syndrome, took time to talk to AAC about his experiences with his […]

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