Even for mental health professionals, it’s a puzzle to determine what draws people to addiction and how to tell when they are engaging in addictive behavior.
The Betty Ford Children’s Program serves such a richly diverse group of
families hurt by alcoholism and other drug addiction. Many of our
courageous children live in homes where that cunning, powerful and
baffling disease is still active.
I’m writing this for people who are living with someone — or care for
someone — who is suffering with a chronic pain condition, and they are
having a hard time coping because they’re not sure how to help. Unless
someone’s been in your place, they have no idea how challenging this can
In the world of addictions, most of us are well-versed in the usual
suspects: alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, prescription medications.
We recognize the signs and symptoms, can create a comprehensive
treatment plan and support a client in the detox process, and even in
the case of relapse.