Whether your child is in grade school or college, the discussion about their sibling's substance abuse issues is difficult, but a responsible parent realizes the importance of an honest, open exchange of ideas with all family members.
In a candid ESPN interview, Ainge recounted his struggles with addiction since the age of 11. Showing tremendous courage, he opened up about the heavy drinking and drugging that all but cost him his life.
Sometimes one can be exhausted before getting out of bed in the morning. Life on life's terms. Suiting up and showing up can be a great effort, and it's twice as difficult if your loved one is struggling with substance abuse issues.
Whether it is because they are members of a stressful profession or because personalities with a penchant for addictive disorders are drawn to the law, lawyers have twice the addiction rate of the general population.
What are some healthy ways to communicate with your children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol? The first thing one need consider is what kind of relationship the parent or guardian has with the child.
Like ''diabetics,'' ''alcoholics,'' and epileptics,'' ''schizophrenics'' can usefully indicate a group of people with a common condition, and some individuals with schizophrenia refer to themselves this way.