Knowing the Signs, Taking Action:Advice for People Who Are Worried about a Loved One's Substance Use
If someone you love is using intoxicants in spite of problems it’s causing at home, among friends and at work, they have a problem that requires immediate attention. They’ve reached a point where their use of drugs or alcohol has become more important to them than anything else. That’s self-destructive behavior, and it can be dangerous for others as well. If your loved one denies that there’s a problem and is unwilling to discuss the situation, it’s time to look for help.
Understanding God has been a lifelong quest. My beliefs about God and God’s role in my life has had a significant impact on my sense of psychological well-being. Ideas about God, spirituality and religion have also profoundly affected many of the individuals I have supported in my capacity, as a mental health clinician. For some understanding of and relationship to God, has brought comfort. For others distress. For me, both.
Recently, during a visit to the grocery store, I overheard the blood curdling, inconsolable screams of a distressed child. It brought back memories of the numerous, similar experiences I had with my son Jordan.