• Substance Abuse

    Craig Ferguson on Substance Abuse

    I saw the video below on Upworthy.com and thought it was brilliant. Mr. Ferguson was honest about his own problems from the past and showed a great deal of empathy for those who are currently suffering from substance abuse issues. And of course, being who he is…the video was funny while maintaining the seriousness of the subject.   Well done, Mr. Ferguson. Well done. And thank you! If you or someone you love has a problem there are places to get help, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (which I highly recommend for any type of substance abuse issue) and Al-Anon (support for loved ones) and Alateen (support for teens who have been affected by…

  • Substance Abuse

    Addiction Resource List

    This is just a quick post. I saw this list of 20 Truly Exceptional Alcohol Addiction Resources and thought it might be helpful to some. My friend, Darlene Steelman, made the list and she is a true inspiration. If you haven’t checked out her blog — you should. Although, she is no longer blogging at that link, she has kept the website active. Dig around in her posts – you’re sure to find something helpful.   Originally published on rhondahopkins.com. This post may have been edited to fit the needs for this site.

  • Substance Abuse

    What is Al-Anon Like?

    When someone has a substance abuse issue, loves someone who does or is involved in domestic violence, seeking assistance for the first time can be confusing and intimidating. Taking that first step is often scary. I’ve recommended the services of many of these over the years. Sometimes people took my advice. Sometimes they didn’t. Sometimes they found help on their own. Sometimes they spiraled further out of control. I know that many of them who sought assistance either through recommended services or on their own, found them to be very helpful. I’ve had people call me from out of the blue years later to thank me for something I did…