Wellbriety Column: Addiction and Relationships

Hello again! I hope these blogs are helping you to understand more about the DISEASE of ADDICTION. It took me years of study to truly understand it, so I empathize with those of you who have loved ones suffering with their demons. How you, as a spouse, Mother, Father, sibling, handle your relationship with an addict impacts them tremendously. They may not care to show that while they are using, but your support through that time will definitely be rewarded once they are in recovery. I know this from first hand experience with my own son… [Continue Reading on HalfFullMag.com]

Wellbriety Column: Staying In Recovery During the Holidays

Hello Again!! Welcome to my third article in this current series. As the holidays quickly approach most of us will be attending those wonderfully festive events with co-workers, family and friends. Those of us who are not in recovery look forward to these gatherings with heightened anticipation to help ease the stress of this busy time of year. Unfortunately though, recovering addicts look at these two last months of the year with the utmost dread. Why, you ask? Because while being able to manage their sobriety with meetings, therapy and the like for 10 months out of the year, these last 60 days are the most challenging and bring about more relapses, overdoses and suicides than I care to share.

Wellbriety Column: What About Web-Therapy for the Addict?

In this second article I have decided to discuss the topic of Web-Therapy also called E-Therapy for the addict. Personally I am a bit conflicted on this issue since I have seen the benefits of one-on-one and group therapy for a person with substance abuse issues.

The Lifestyle of An Addict – Part 1

Hello Everyone! I am sure most of you know that I am the Mother of AJ McLean of the Backstreet Boys. It has taken me a while to think of an article to write for Half Full Magazine. Since my son battles demons with drugs and alcohol everyday, I felt it was my calling to spread awareness about this hideous disease. This will be the first in a series of articles to do just that.