I came across an article which had no date, however based on some of the statistics they sited, it is at least ten years old. Regardless, the points made in this article entitled, “10 Ways to Cope with an Addict in the Family” by Maria Trimarchi are still valid and on target. Her piece was posted on a website called, How Stuff Works.
As the title suggests, the author lists ten ways to cope with a family member’s addiction. They are, in reverse order:
9 – Educate Yourself
Take time to read the entire article as Trimarchi has some very insightful thoughts on each point that will help families. The article, which can be read in full by clicking this link: https://health.howstuffworks.com/mental-health/10-ways-to-cope-with-addict-in-the-family.htm OR click on any of the listed points above to go to that specific topic.
Tomorrow starts the New Year 2020. A Place For Mary will be here with useful information to help guide you on your journey with your loved one’s addiction.
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