We strive to provide the best resources, information and answers for families struggling with substance use. Many of those resources are provided through our blogs – the Parent Blog for answers to your tough questions and perspective from families who have been there, the Partnership News Service for a curated digest of the drug-related news of the week, and our Newsroom for updates on how the Partnership is addressing the needs of families and their communities.
In case you missed it, the following were our most popular blog posts from December:
3. Can You Grieve Someone While They’re Still Alive?
Marie Welsh recounts the fears and feelings she experienced at the height of her son’s struggle with addiction. “There is no other word but grief when your child is lost in the haze of drug addiction. But your child is still there. There are paths to hope.”
5. #MeToo: How the Pain and Shame of Sexual Abuse Can Lead to Substance Use
Countless young women who have experienced sexual abuse cope by using drugs and alcohol. In light of newfound attention on the issues of sexual harassment and abuse, Pat A., a Masters Addiction Counselor, underscores how important it is to address trauma and substance use simultaneously.