This Week in Recovery – 6-7-15

Blog posts about recovery and addictionIt’s time for another round of the top addiction and recovery related blog posts from around the internet. We hope you find something helpful here, and, of course, we invite you to leave comments and links to your favorite recent posts in the comment section below.

Most Helpful:

Amanda Andruzzi at Addiction Blog with “Enabling is not helping! The secret to helping an addict”

“The secret to helping an addict is NOT HELPING an addict! You might be asking what this means and how can you differentiate between which actions help and which actions do not help. The lines may become blurred, especially when children are involved. However, one thing is very clear: if you find yourself doing anything more than your share for the sole reason that an addict is getting high, you are enabling.”

Most Vulnerable:

Lisa McNamara at Heroes in Recovery with “So I’m Sober. Now What?”

“Yeah, everyone is happy I’m not drinking but me. Everyone else’s life goes on just like before but me. Heck, I don’t even know what to do now. I am bored out of my mind. Actually, I don’t even think I like me! I hated to be alone. Not knowing what to do with myself, I couldn’t settle down. I certainly can’t go to ladies wine night. I can’t go out with our friends on their boat because that’s a drink-fest. Even playing golf, what do I do when we’re done and every one goes in for “just one”? Ha!”

Best Book Review:

My Life as 3D with “Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget (Book Review)”

“To say Blackout is a brutally honest memoir would be a bit of an understatement. Kind of like saying Taylor Swift has sold a few records. In her book, Hepola details–to the best of her recollection–numerous incidents from her drinking past, several of which end with her lying next to a stranger in bed.”

Best Advice:

Cassie Goldberg at Partnership for Drug-Free Kids with “Your Child Lied. Now What?”

“Remember: Just because your teen lied doesn’t mean your teen is a bad person. If your teen equates lying with being a bad person, this can actually facilitate additional distrust and cause even more lies down the road.”

Most Newsworthy:

McCarton Ackerman at The Fix with “Maryland Sets Aside $500,000 to Treat Addicted Inmates”

“The program is especially timely as heroin deaths continue to rise throughout Maryland. The state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported 578 heroin overdose deaths last year, almost 56% of all the drug and alcohol-related intoxication deaths in the state for 2014. The number of heroin-related deaths was also 25% higher than in 2013 and more than double the total in 2010.”

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