Is Addiction Hurting Someone You Love –

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The problems that arise when family and friends are substance users can be overwhelming. There are so many areas in which life is difficult and painful, and downright unmanageable. Reach Out Recovery helps you find answers to your questions and solutions for the issues that plague you. Think of us like the public library where information is free, and all in one place. What could be better? All you have to do is browse the menu below to find what you’re looking for. There are plenty of resources and answers here, so take your time to explore the subjects that interest you. If you have a specific question click on the magnifying glass and start your search. Screenshot-2018-08-17-14.17.36.png (35×31)

You’re Not Alone This Disease Affects 120 Million People

You may be surprised to learn that the effects of substance use are far-reaching and can affect you in many ways. Behaviors like abuse, manipulation, lying, arguing, gaslighting, and stealing destroy family relationships. Financial destruction from substance purchases or revolving door treatments put whole families at risk, as well as unemployment, legal problems stemming from DUIs, and even jail time. Addiction, now defined as Substance Use and Behavior Use Disorders, is a family disease that affects generations whether the loved one is currently using or not.

Reach Out Recovery Content

Forget the endless Internet searches for reliable information. You can find it all here. Below is an image of our menu which you can access where you see the three bars. The Recovery Daily is our newspaper with five categories updated regularly. Recovery Answers is the latest research from the Recovery Research Institute at Harvard. Teen Health gives you facts and tips on what to do in all kinds of difficult parenting situations. In Substances you can find descriptions of dozens of substances and their effects.

Recovery Topics lets you explore subjects related to addiction and recovery with over 500 original articles that link to each other as well as outside resources. These topics bring awareness and solutions to difficult and confusing problems and have brought insight to millions of people.

And let us not forget the ROR shop. Here you’ll see unique gifts to grow your recovery you won’t find anywhere else.

Who Is Reach Out Recovery?

We are real people who have overcome various different addictions. Through recovery, we got our lives back, and now we want to help you. By trade, we are writers and creatives. We search for the latest recovery tips, facts, and tools. Then we translate that information for you in the simplest terms even a fourth grader can understand.

We are not therapists or a treatment center. We will not track you down and stage an intervention. When you browse our website, you are safe. Thanks to recovery, we have restored relationships, peace, and serenity. We simply want to share our strength, hope, and experience with you.

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We also have a fabulous Facebook page that is updated daily. We post links to our new articles, inspirational quotes, some fun memes, and heartwarming videos. It’s a respite from the dirt and grime of everyday life, and it’s a great place to find other people who have been through similar problems.

Where To Start On Reach Out Recovery

Many of our visitors begin in one of these popular categories:

Reach Out Recovery is best known for our original content, and our top articles have been read by millions. If you’re not sure where to go, this list of our top ten is a great place to start:

  1. Ten Ways To Break The Narcissist’s Spell
  2. Six Relationship Red Flags
  3. 25 Lasting Effects Of Childhood Emotional Abuse
  4. Not Prepared For Son’s Life After Overdose
  5. Gaslighting Tango
  6. Excuses That Keep You Caged
  7. Ten Signs Of Dysfunctional Families
  8. Seven Sneaky Ways You May Be Abused
  9. Six Ways To Know The Ones You Love Don’t Love You Back
  10. Toxic Family Dynamic

Whether you have a family crisis right now, want to learn more about addiction, or are just researching for a “friend,” you are right where you need to be. Welcome.


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Pam Carver

Pam is the author of two books: Co-dependent In The Kitchen, and Find Your True Colors In 12 Steps. She's also a contributing editor for Reach Out Recovery. She's a recovery advocate who likes long walks on the beach and chocolate.
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