Monthly Archives: November 2013

25 Tips for Parents

25 Tips Parents Should Know About Substance Abuse 1. Alcohol and drugs are powerful. They cause more physical and emotional damage in young people’s lives at a faster rate than adults. 2. You cannot isolate your child from this issue. Social tolerance of drug use is far more prevalent than… Read More»

Enabling Behavior – Loving Too Much

Enabling behavior is born out of our instinct for love. It’s only natural to want to help someone we love, but when it comes to certain problems — helping is like throwing a match on a pool of gas.

 

Article by Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje of the San Antonio Express News, November 4, 2013 

In the past 20 years, researchers in neuroscience have uncovered the brain mechanisms that underlie addiction — discoveries that are slowly transforming the field of substance abuse research and treatment.

But what does it really mean to say that those caught in the grip of alcohol, cocaine or other drugs of abuse suffer from a disease? Doesn’t personal choice play a role? Read the news article here… Doctor Speaks From Experience About Addiction