Nearly every young adult will have the opportunity to experience an altered state. Those who feel secure, and are opposed to using drugs or alcohol, will decline. Many more will join the crowd and experiment with the mind-altering flavor of the week. Some will enjoy it and make it a regular habit. And, too many of them will later find that their lives have forever been altered by addiction.
Being a parent is one of the most demanding responsibilities you can take on. From the moment that newborn baby is first placed in your arms, he will look to you for answers. As he grows, his needs will shift from basic sustenance to learning to share, develop peer relationships, and eventually prepare for his own adult life.
Once a young man has gone through the initial detox period, he may feel as if he’s been cured. After cleansing his body, he feels that staying sober will be just a matter of will power. If only that were true.
There are a lot of books and movies out there that center around the topics of addiction and recovery. These can help not only addicts but also the public in learning about the reality of addiction. It can also help people who have loved ones suffering from addiction, in rehab or recovery. Here are some recommendations: