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How Addiction Affects Families: A Wakeup Call

Addiction isn’t just an individual problem. How addiction affects families is far-reaching and profound. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) found that 60% of all violence against spouse/partner involved substance abuse. But addiction doesn’t just include things like drugs and alcohol. Excessive gambling, porn, video games, food restriction — these are all forms of addiction that…

Signs of Codependency: Why You Struggle So Hard in Relationships

A codependent relationship is one in which one partner relies wholly upon the other to meet all of their emotional needs. It’s also a relationship where one partner suffers from some form of addiction, and the other partner enables that condition to continue. Either way you define it, a codependent relationship is not healthy for anyone involved. Often,…

Marijuana and Education

Many argue that marijuana is a harmless drug that does more good than harm, but much of that depends upon how a person uses the drug. Are there medicinal applications for the cannabis plant that deserve more exploration? Most definitely. Even the American Academy of Family Physicians agrees that cannabis has some potentially medicinal properties.…