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I Will Not Help the Addict to Kill My Son

By Sandy Swenson

Three times Joey was convinced or cornered into going into addiction treatment. And three times Joey played it and everyone around him like a game and then walked away. MORE  

Breaking the Cycle: Parenting After Being Raised in Hell

By Christine Cissy White

It is radical work to self-accept rather than self-hate. MORE  

I Did Not Cause My Son to Become an Addict

By Sandy Swenson

Substance abuse is a choice. Addiction is a disease. MORE  

To Be the Mom of an Addict

By Sandy Swenson

I shouldn’t feel like a total failure for having missed so many clues and for not being able to love and protect my child as I promised… but still, sometimes I do. MORE  

Study Shows More Affectionate Parenting Decreases Risk of Teen Drug Use

By Victoria Kim

How parents choose to rule the roost makes a significant difference in whether or not their adolescent child abuses drugs. MORE  

Parents Addicted to Cell Phones 'More Negative' Toward Their Kids

By Bryan Le

Teens glued to their cell phones are bad enough, but a recent study found that cell phone-addicted parents are even worse. MORE  

Recovering Addict Robbie Williams Still Smoking Pot

By McCarton Ackerman

After confirming he'd do drugs with his daughter and expressing regrets over getting sober too young, singer Robbie Williams now says he still partakes. MORE  

Robbie Williams Would Do Drugs With His Daughter

By Victoria Kim

The British pop star says he'd sacrifice his own sobriety to teach his daughter how to do drugs safely. MORE  

Can Adoption Create Addicts?

By Laura Barcella

Adoptees in recovery tell The Fix that early experiences of abandonment or feeling "different" can have a major impact on developing addictions. Many experts agree. MORE  

My Addiction Was a Family Disease

By Anna David

Parenting is hard and blame is easy to throw around. Still, if my adolescent addictions had been seen as part of something larger than just "Anna's issues," it might have helped. MORE  

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