How to Support Children Whose Parents Are Addicts

Learning how to support children whose parents are addicts is important. Foster parents often care for children of drug addicts. They go through training to understand the children’s needs. Anyone caring for the children of drug-addicted parents must learn the skills needed to support the young ones. Dealing with Alcoholic Parents In the United States,…

How to Repair Relationships after Rehab

Going through an addiction, even when rehab has aided in recovery, is a long and grueling journey. When the high wears off and an addict begins to pick up the pieces of their life, they often face an amalgam of problems. Recovering addicts must hold down a job, commit to sobriety, establish new routines, and…

How to Help a Friend with Addiction

Addiction is a chronic disease of the brain. Until we accept this definition, we cannot fully understand the plight of recovery. As loved ones, it’s easy to get so wrapped up in our own perspective of recovery that we neglect to remember it’s not our battle. We at United Recovery Project, we help you understand…

How to Go to Rehab and Keep Your Job

Many people wonder, “Will I lose my job if I go to rehab?” According to data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 76 percent of substance abusers are employed, yet only about 10 percent are in treatment. This tells us that the majority of people struggling with substance abuse or addiction are so…

Can a Marriage Survive Drug Addiction?

Addiction takes a huge toll on relationships. Other than parents’ relationships with their children, marriages tend to suffer the most under the strain of addiction. Certainly, there are few issues in a relationship that wreaks as much havoc as addiction does. Substance abuse or addiction usually brings lying, cheating, stealing and/or manipulating along for the…

What is a functioning Alcoholic?

How do we understand alcoholism when the root of the problem stems from legal behavior? Where is the turning point? Alcohol is everywhere — at parties, at work, at school, at home… How can we possibly skim the crowd and find the abusers? More importantly, how can we pick out the functioning alcoholics? This is…