Rock Bottom

Rock Bottom

Rock bottom is one of those concepts that always seems to come up when people are talking about drug addiction. Rock bottom, the point when an addict just can’t do it any more, the turning point of a hopeless life. For those of us who love an addict, the idea that he...
2020: Good Grief Bristol

2020: Good Grief Bristol

2020: Good Grief Bristol | Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research | University of Bristol...
Time for change?

Time for change?

A happy, healthy, peaceful 2020 to all! The New Year arrives with new hopes, never more true than when you love an addict. Maybe this year they’ll see the light, kick the habit, become normal and allow you to feel normal again too. Although I’ve got the smallest...
Loving an addict is painful

Loving an addict is painful

Loving an addict is painful. Their chaos becomes your mayhem. Their problems sit squarely on your shoulders. Their pain is your pain. Learning to step back, building boundaries, loving yourself: these are essential for your own survival. Positive thinking is the key...