The Battle to Save an Addicted Loved One

Are you trying to save an addicted loved one? Afraid to let him or her hit rock bottom? Watch this interview and find out from  recovered addict, Author and Certified Recovery Coach, Cindy Charles Oullette what works and what doesn’t, the “hope of desperation” and how “sitting on your hands” and letting go and letting…

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Addiction 911 Show: The Dangers of Internet Addiction

Christina Rowe, Publisher of Addiction 911 Magazine, interviews Nathan Driskell about the dangers of Internet Addiction. Nathan Driskell is a therapist in the Houston / Cypress area specializing in the treatment of Autism / Asperger’s and Internet Addiction. Nathan treats Autism by working with the family to join into their child’s world, thereby building trust…

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The Addiction 911 Show: Growing Up with Addicts

Did you grow up in a household with an addict? Maybe a parent, grandparent, sibling or other family member who was addicted to alcohol or drugs? In this episode of the Addiction 911 Show, Christina Rowe, publisher of Addiction 911 Magazine and Debbie Sherrick, Codependency Coach and Editor of Addiction 911 Magazine discuss how growing…

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From Dope to Hope: An Interview with A Man in Recovery, Tim Ryan

Every parent must listen to this interview with Tim Ryan, a former Heroin Addict whose own son tragically died of an overdose. Tim explains the signs of heroin addiction and what parents need to look for. He had devoted his life now to saving others in the gripes of heroin addiction through his non-profit Foundation,…

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Addiction 911 Show: 5 Ways to Empower NOT Enable an Addict with Debbie Sherrick

Christina Rowe, Publisher of Addiction 911 Magazine and Codependency Coach and Editor of Addiction 911 Magazine, Debbie Sherrick discuss how to empower and not enable the addict in your life. Get the app for the ipad in the Apple Store, Google Play for Android, Amazon for Kindle Fire or the PDF at www.addiction911magazine.com

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The Guilt-Ridden Addict by Richard Anderson

I have often heard it said that addicts did not know how to feel their feelings when they were using. This is a message given routinely to addicts new to recovery. Addicts tend to buy into this message for a number of reasons: This is explained to them by a sympathetic counselor, addicts like to…

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Breaking the Chains to Your Addict: How to Free Yourself

Part of the dynamics of codependent relationships, is knowing where “I” end, and “you” begin. It gets blurry to us. Maybe being with someone you love and seeing each other as one sounds romantic, but in reality, no two people are alike. People can be similar, but each of us is unique in our family…

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Teen Heroin Addiction Sweeping the Nation

There has been a recent rise in heroin use by teenagers. You may even know someone who has been directly affected by this growing epidemic. What is going on? Since when did heroin become the drug of choice of so many teens? When I was a teenager in the 80’s, cocaine and pot were popular.…

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Take Back Your Power by Sandy Swenson, Author of The Joey Song: A Mother’s Story of Her Son’s Addiction

I have the power. The power to change the way I react to the disease of addiction. The power to stop its destructive spread. For too many years I was consumed by the poison my son was consuming. I snarled and yelled and argued and begged and cried; I re-negotiated the non-negotiable; I rationally discussed…

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The Dangers of Huffing: A Mother’s Warning

My beautiful, engaging, intelligent and independent son Joseph Biddle died 19 days ago, Mother’s Day 2015.  His twin sister, Talia, took the dog out for a walk and found him unresponsive in the back of my parents, his grandparents, van in the driveway.  With an ongoing police investigation and long and numerous talks with his…

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