Monthly Review: May – June 2014
Addicts Don’t Want to Die, Grandparents as Parents, Drug Abuse in Older People, Set free from Addiction? and more.
We’ve gathered some recent posts for you to enjoy (Addicts Don’t Want to Die, Grandparents as Parents, Drug Abuse in Older People and a popular “Ask Joe: Can someone be totally set free from alcohol or drug addiction?). Thanks for being part of our Changing Lives Foundation Community.
~ Written by an “anonymous addict’s mom,” posted to the “I Hate Heroin” Facebook Community Page the day following the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman (reprinted with permission). This post was extremely popular—with one reader commenting that it was the best post she had ever read! In case you missed it, here is the link below.
It’s easier to think that drug addiction happens to other people, to them, over there. Reality tells us that it happens far more often than we want to believe. It’s a false sense of security. READ MORE
Grandparents as Parents,
The Turbulent Path That Led to Parenting Our Child’s Child
Parents don’t plan on their children becoming meth addicts. They don’t plan on burying their children and parents don’t plan on raising their children’s children. Lynne and her husband Stu have experienced the intense heartache and ultimately, the satisfaction of such life experiences. READ MORE
~Reviewed by Judy Herzanek, Changing Lives Foundation
“God made a good decision.” The true story of a mother’s love for her family,
her sacrifice and selfless journey into parenting—again.
Recognizing the signs of alcoholism or other addictions in ourselves, or others, is always difficult, but there is one segment of the population in which the signs may be particularly easy to overlook. Older people are increasingly likely to be affected by addiction, but their needs are often missed because of the assumption that addiction is something that only affects younger people. READ MORE
First let’s define the problem. Alcohol or drug dependency shows up as a loss of control over the ability to use socially. It’s been called a chronic relapsing disease that gets progressively worse over time if not arrested. It is fatal. READ MORE
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This DVD is for families dealing with ANY drug or alcohol addiction (not just meth).
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