Wednesday, June 1, 2016

“When he started using and doing the things that addicts do—lying and cheating and stealing and all these horrific things that I couldn’t understand—I was self-centered in a very common way. You know, 'How could Nic do this to me? How could he do this to Karen?' I knew he loved us. It didn’t make any sense. But when I read Tweak, I realized he wasn’t doing it to us; he was doing it to himself. [His actions] were a reaction of how much pain he was in.” —Author David Sheff on reclaiming his son from the depths of meth addiction—and his advice for parents

Read more in "To Hell & Back."
Addiction is a family and friends disease. It doesn’t just affect the one struggling. It affects everyone. When a child, spouse, parent, friend or another loved one is struggling with addiction, it can overwhelm you. Friends and family members of alcoholics and addicts also need support. They often feel confused, frustrated and helpless. At Renew, we have manyhelpful resources and articles about addiction support for friends and family as well as some guides to those tough questions you may be grappling with. Don't be afraid to reach out and ask for help.       

9 Mistakes Family and Friends Make 

It takes a lot of strength for addicts to overcome addiction and remain sober. There are many things that can trigger relapse; therefore, it is vital not to make these nine mistakes during the recovering process.

Truth Is Discovered, Not Taught

Our greatest gift is what we hold inside, a power held inside by fear and false perception. Faith is the courage to get through fear.


Joseph Sanchez, president and co-founder of RecoveryATX, shares his personal mission statement, a defining moment in his recovery and his five-year vision.
Renew provides relevant and engaging information and resources to help individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction and their loved ones create and embrace a healthy lifestyle.

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