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The Keys to Successful Marriage

The Keys to Successful Marriage

Why do some marriages seem to work out and others fail?  Why do certain couples just seem to “fit” together and others, sometimes those who appear to have the perfect relationship, end up divorced?  Over the last few decades researchers have attempted to gain a better understanding of what it takes to make a successful marriage. […]

Our History of Alcoholism: A Family Matter

Our History of Alcoholism: A Family Matter

According to the ultimate authority in the US for alcoholism and addiction related issues, (The NIAAA or The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism), a history of alcoholism in a family is a very strong indicator that other relatives may also be at risk! The History of Alcoholism – An Overview Down the ages, alcohol […]

Family Dynamics and Vicodin Addiction

Family Dynamics and Vicodin Addiction

Vicodin addiction (Hydrocodone) damages the closest of relationships, those between parents and children, wives and husbands, siblings, lovers etc. As the addiction progresses, it takes more and more of a toll on the friends and family members of the addict in the following ways: Addicts Forget scheduled dates and act flippantly when reminded Take/steal medications that […]

Alcohol Addiction and Women

Alcohol Addiction and Women

I suspect that in our society we have a stereotypical idea in our heads of what an alcoholic is supposed to look like.  Perhaps the best way to describe the image is as a middle-aged man, in a dead-end job, with very little future.  In our environment, TV, movies, etc., we seem to have that image […]

How to Choose an Alcohol and Drug Rehab Treatment Program

How to Choose an Alcohol and Drug Rehab Treatment Program

Deciding which drug rehab program to use out of the more than 10,000 in the United States can feel daunting to say the least. Frequently, family members are attempting to select an alcohol or drug rehab program for a loved one. The generally increases feelings of responsibility but it can be a bit challenging since you have to use […]