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Yes, It is most definitely an illness
One comes to understand that alcoholism is an illness of the mind, body and spirit. I also know that it causes damage in all these areas which alcohol
We all want only the best for the people we care about. Unfortunately it's all up to the individual. I really don't like slogans, but most of them are
"Alcoholism a Disease? No Way!"
I'm not a Bible thumper, but the Bible says drunkenness is a sin. How can a disease be a sin?
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Merito House offers recovery services available to those serious about sobriety. 12-step driven management, clean, safe, near public transportation, 12-step
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Is it OK to Ask My Spouse to Stop Using Cocaine Recreationally?
Is it OK to ask my spouse to stop using cocaine recreationally? 7 years ago my wife and I were addicted to methamphetamine for 2 years. We eventually stopped
I have been married for one year. I sell beer and wine for a living. I am not just a sales rep but I am extremely hands on by hosting and attending events
I Can't Move On From This
I have just discovered that my brother was taking my 16 year old son with him in the car to fetch his heroin ... whilst I was fighting cancer and thought
How Can I Calm My Mind?!
There is so much going on in my head every single day that I can't make it stop, focus on anything else, or even sleep at night. It's almost unbearable
Alcoholism and Gambling addiction
I have been married to my husband for 1 1/2 years. He is a hardworking man who drinks heavily every evening. When we met, he only drank beer. He slowly
I Can't Be Your Heroine...
I've never told this story... By after reading your starter questions I realized heroin has affected my life in 4 out of the 5 ways. Yes I had an addicted
I Feel so GUILTY
I was married for 10 years. My husband and I divorced 4 years ago due to his constant drinking, drugs, lies, stealing, and physical abuse to me and the
My Life Is a Lie
Day after day, I live my life with a smile on my face. All my friends ask if I'm fine, but I just reply, I'm fine, just tired. Just lying to everyone
What Have I Done ?
About seven weeks ago I asked my husband to leave our home ... we have been married for 27 years. I just had had enough of the drinking and mental abuse.
Binges, Blackouts and Anxiety!
Hello, I'm a 25 year old male and I drink at the weekend. I can also go for a while without a drink, up to a month (but it tends to be every couple of
Why is Recovery THE Answer?
Despite my experience with recovery and the 12 Steps, when difficulties arise I still occasionally catch myself falling into old thought patterns. Some
My twin brother and I were born into a great household. Seemed like the picture perfect family. And two years later our younger brother came along. I
My Mom Is an Alcoholic
I never really knew my mom when she was sober, but I know my older brother and sister did. For awhile I had to live with my grandma because it had gotten
"My Life As A Functional Alcoholic"
I don't really think functional alcoholics exist, but it is one way I can think of to describe my drinking habit. I drink every day. Sometimes I have 3
What to Do Re CrackHead Husband?
I have been with a man for almost 20 years, we have 4 children together. I love him deeply, but our life is taking a dive! We have grown up together,
My Husband Drinks On a Daily Basis and Forgets His Responsibilities
Hi, I am a a 30 yr old married woman with a two year old baby girl. My problem is that my husband drinks on a daily basis. His lifestyle is a big nuisance
Alcohol Ruined My Life
I am 54 years old and alcohol ruined my life. Rather, my failure to control alcohol ruined everything good in my life. My marriage of 17 years is ending
My Son Is an Addict
My son is 19. He is a beautiful person and has so much to offer the world, I just wish he would realize the path of destruction he is on. Last night
Boyfriend Using Cocaine
My boyfriend and I have been together for about 1.5yrs. Hes 29 I'm 35. We have no children together. He has 2 boys he doesn't see because the mom doesn't
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How Can I Help Him Acheive His Goal of Happiness and Sobriety?
My boyfriend, who I find to be the most amazing man in the world, took a job over the summer that had him working 15-16 hour days in a super remote place
24 YO Son Sober After 2 DUIS Now Starting To Drink Again
My son has had multiple addictions. He quit gambling on line. He quit pills after treatment. He finally recognized that alcohol was a problem after
Enablers At An Early Age
I am sitting here watching my life partner(fiancé) and she caters to his every need. He is ten years old. He is not my biological child. I have been living
41 Year Old Fiance Completing 3 Month Rehab. His Parents Have Made My Place In His Life Next to Impossible
My fiancé finally decided he was ready to enter a long-term treatment facility almost 3 months ago. Although he has had a long history regarding rehab
Dreams, Imagination, Color...Will They Ever Return
Dreams, Imagination, and Color seems to be one of addictions favorite meals ... Yes, I would like to order a dish of Imagination with a side of Color,
Hardest Years of My Life and Many To Go
I hate to start off like so many other addiction stories, but in the basic picture of addiction, they pretty much all revolve around the same starting
My fiance Needs an Intervention But Her Mom Is In Denial
I have always known that my mate had an alcohol problem but only recently I discovered that she was also abusing cocaine. Things got really bad the last
Losing their Daddy
My boyfriend of many years has been addicted to crack. I have enabled him for so long, it's like I am addicted to him and his problems. I think of myself
Why Do I Feel So Guilty and Sad?
Please give me some insight. My husband is an alcoholic and I have been married to him for 26 years. I don't know what to do???? I keep allowing him
(for my parents) Sister addicted to Meth out of control Bi Polar
My Parents health is at stake!,! My Sister of 48 years old is out of control. A little history, gone through 2 bad divorces has 3 kids oldest one killed
If I Can Do It, You Can Do It!!!
I am a rock musician, surrounded by addicts of everything you can imagine for over 25 years, I drank a half bottle to a full bottle of Jack Daniels every
My Son's Personality Changed For The Worse After He Became Drug Free
Why didn't I get the same son back after he successfully got off drugs? He's very different personality then he was BEFORE his addiction. I feel like
My Mom Is Homeless and I Can't Help Her
I am the 34 year old daughter of a drug addict/alcoholic. I have spent half of my life rescuing her because I didn't know any better. She has been in
Bills, Drug Addiction and My Fiance's Affair
I have been with my fiancé for 5 years. In the begging of our relation ship I was addicted to Xanax and would go out with my friends often. I had many
What Can I Do To Open Lines Of Communication With an Alcoholic?
My identical twin seems to be an undiagnosed alcoholic. She is also an insulin dependent diabetic. The diabetes was diagnosed in, I believe, 2004 or so,
My Fiancee Is an Alcoholic In the Army and Has Fallen Off the Wagaon.
My fiancé is in the army, after he returned from Afghanistan he developed quite a serious drinking problem, he missed work on days and then disappeared
My Son Has a Drinking Problem, When Is Enough, Enough? Tough Love; Is It the Final Answer?
My 20 year old son has a drinking problem. I found out when he was around 16 that he had been secretly drinking. When I discovered this, I talked to him.
Completely Beside Myself with Worry for My Granddaughter and Son
My 20 year old son and his 22 year old girlfriend are addicted to percocets and it gets worse. They smoke it and they snort it. As if that's not enough.
My Granddaughter Takes Drugs and She Has a 7 Month Old Baby
My granddaughter is taking drugs and is in debt with her rent and bills - she is always running out of food for the baby and hardly eats anything herself.
Salvage My Marriage After My Alcoholism
I am sadly a recovering alcoholic. Though I had reasons to use that as my way to numb the things that hurt me, it has our marriage on the edge of the end.
Christinas Heroin Addiction: My Living Hell
I am going to begin from the beginning of this long journey of addiction. It started when I was 36 years old. Anyhow my younger cousin I knew used Oxy's.
What is Meth?
I have been married for 21 years and have 4 beautiful children with my high school sweetheart. After months of weird behavior he finally admitted to being
My Husband Is Married To Percocets. Where Do I Turn Now?
My husband and I have been together for 8 years. He hasn't always had an addiction problem and I guess that's why I've refused to let go. He used to be
My Boyfriend of 8 Years Is Addicted to Cocaine
My boyfriend of 8 years has always been addicted to cocaine mostly, but dabbles with everything. We have been through so much and lately its gotten so
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