sometimes, i just want to punch addicts in the face

As a drug and alcohol counselor, I’ve seen more than my fair share of addiction-related suffering.  While I’ve been very

A mirror is THE MOST effective tool to help an addict

“Let me get this straight,” I said to the clueless man that stared at me with confusion lacing his eyes.

The difference between enabling and supporting from a treatment provider

As an addiction treatment provider, among the more difficult topics to tackle when educating a family about addiction and/or recovery

A crack addict and his cactus cops — a recovery story

“The last time, I threw it as hard as I could, only, I didn’t watch to see where it landed.

How 'bout we try loving addicts?

There is little question that there are many times that someone who’s addicted to a substance will behave in very