• 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

    An Inside Look at Alcoholics Anonymous

    Last week, we talked about What Al-Anon is really like and had a look on the inside by someone who has dealt with loving people with substance abuse issues. Chris Stachura shared her story with us. Thank you, Chris! This week, I want to give you an inside look at how substance abuse can cause a multitude of problems for people. Thankfully there are programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) that can help. I’ve been told many times that it literally saved someone’s life. Darlene Steelman has generously offered to share her story with us today in the hopes that anyone reading this that needs help will seek it. Like Chris,…

  • Child Custody

    Prescription drug abuse

    When people talk about drug abuse, they typically mean illegal drugs. Heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamines usually come to mind. And, yes, if you are using any of these, you need to get help as soon as possible. But, what about those drugs you obtain with a prescription? Pain pills, muscle relaxers, mood modifiers, etc. can be a real problem as well. I’ve seen people who wouldn’t dream of using an illegal substance become so addicted to a prescription drug that they do things I’m sure if they were thinking straight, they’d never consider. Do you go to more than one doctor to get pain pills, etc without letting each…