It's tempting to make fun of Hi, My Name is Jack, the melodramatic memoir of a now sober marketer for Christian ministries and publishers. The book is a soap opera, whose characters have no redeeming virtues.
We now have an opportunity to shift the emphasis to the problem rather than the person. Let us correct our perception of those who abuse substances to reflect current understandings that support humane, non-judgmental and comprehensive treatment.
When I learned that a medical marijuana dispensary owner with an MBA was going to be a contestant on the new season of "Survivor," I was interested in how this individual might address his controversial career on the show.
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.