What Is Actually Involved in an Intervention?

What Is Actually Involved in an Intervention?

An intervention is a planned, group approach to helping an addict see that she needs immediate help When a family member or friend is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, it is difficult to stand by and watch her destroy her life. If you...
Navigating the Holidays with an Addicted Loved One

Navigating the Holidays with an Addicted Loved One

Holidays can be stressful, but even more so when a loved one is an addict Many families who have been affected by a loved one’s addiction criticize drug users’ behavior both before and after the addiction began. Unfortunately, for this reason...
Four Ways to Talk to Your Teens about Addiction

Four Ways to Talk to Your Teens about Addiction

Talking to your teens openly and honestly about drug use is the best way to prevent addiction by Melissa Riddle Chalos Talking to your teens about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse is the best way to prevent addiction. The earlier a child...
Why Patience Is Important in a Loved One’s Rehab

Why Patience Is Important in a Loved One’s Rehab

Addiction recovery takes time, and loved ones of individuals in recovery should be patient with the process In today’s society, we expect immediate results. Although the idea of immediate results is ideal and extremely rewarding, sometimes the...
How Do I Know if My Parent Is Addicted to Oxycodone?

How Do I Know if My Parent Is Addicted to Oxycodone?

The most noticeable sign of an oxycodone addicted parent will be changes in mood and behavior People often think substance abuse or addiction in a family will involve a troubled teenager or young adult, but oxycodone addiction can affect anyone,...
How Can I Help My Addicted Friend?

How Can I Help My Addicted Friend?

If your friend is addicted to oxycodone, you can help by giving support and encouragment to seek treatment Addiction can cause even the strongest relationships to be tested, and when your friend suffers from addiction you want to do anything you can...
What to Do When Someone Lies About Oxycodone Use

What to Do When Someone Lies About Oxycodone Use

Lying about drug use is common among individuals who suffer from oxycodone addiction Lying about oxycodone addiction often begins when the drug user lies to himself. As an individual begins to develop an addiction, he may try to rationalize or...
Four Reasons Some Interventions Fail

Four Reasons Some Interventions Fail

Having a clearly thought-out and well-developed plan is essential to successful addiction intervention Addiction interventions are one of the most successful ways to help a struggling oxycodone addict in need of professional treatment and guidance....
Initiating a Discussion on Drug Abuse

Initiating a Discussion on Drug Abuse

Do not be afraid to start an open, honest conversation about drug abuse After learning that a family member or friend is using drugs, it is natural to feel afraid, disappointed, angry and confused about how to approach the topic. Many people feel...
Five Signs that Someone is Experimenting with Oxycodone Abuse

Five Signs that Someone is Experimenting with Oxycodone Abus

Oxycodone is one of the most popularly abused narcotic drugs. Oxycodone acts directly on the brain to change the way the user perceives pain, producing a sense of euphoria. Many people use it without a prescription to numb emotional or physical...

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