Wrestling with addiction

There are times when the enemy that we must confront comes in the form of a demon that was once seen as a friend. It’s easy to understand why someone might turn to alcohol, or to altering the intended use of prescription drugs, or using ‘street drugs.’ There are anxieties to soothe, social worlds to navigate, and hard times where someone just needs some way to make it through. Here I’ve urged seeking help through…

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Finding support among peers

It is often helpful to meet with others who have similar experiences.  In many cases peer help can be found through support groups.  Check out: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) – for people with depression or bipolar disorder National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – for people with a mental illness and their families Attemptsurvivors.com collects information about support groups for people who have lived through a suicide attempt or suicidal crisis. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Narcotics…

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