Nearly one in ten Americans has an addiction — and the numbers in other Western societies are similar. So why is it that we hardly open up about it? It’s still tough for people to admit that they or a loved one are addicted in the first place. It may evoke feelings of shame, weakness or guilt. Scientists say that addiction changes the way our brains function; it’s an illness triggered by circumstances and fostered by a genetic disposition. It does not come from weakness or a lack of good character. With addiction, we still have a way to go to open up and to support each other — because we need each other to stay strong.
Gospel-based rehab: there are 100 Farms of Hope worldwide, and now there are plans for one of these rehabilitation centers in the U.S., too
Recovery, relapse, recovery… and then? There is no cure for addiction, but treatment is possible
We may not all score above 130 on an IQ test, but so many of us have our own genius, in our own way…
It was a hot day, and driving the bumpy road was painful. Then I noticed the driver looked tired — could he be needing some water?