Sometimes when you have a member of the family dealing with a substance use issue, you have to set boundaries to ensure you and your home are safe. This also helps ensure that you are not in any way enabling your loved one with the issue. It may feel difficult… Read More»
I remember drinking alcohol the very first time. Me and my cousin stole some beer from our parents and we drank it. We didn’t know what we were doing, we just wanted to see what it was all about and to play grown up. I remember getting an uncomfortable feeling… Read More»
Pictured are Rise Recovery staff members Edie Garza, Justin Hewett and Jessica Alcala along with Harlandale ISD’s mascot. Harlandale ISD serves over 12,000 students and is one of several area school districts supported by the San Antonio Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative. “I feel like I’m not only understanding others more,… Read More»
By Trish Frye The following are 10 questions that you might ask yourself before making an “am I helping or enabling” decision: 1. Will doing (or not doing ) this, help my loved one stay sick? Sometimes our best intentions allow the disease of addiction to continue. 2. Am I… Read More»
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 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.