Addiction|Adversity

I'm the Only Person My Brother, Who Is an Alcoholic, Talks To, and I Want to Help Him: Advice?

I’m the Only Person My Brother, Who Is an Alcoholic, Talks To, and I Want to Help Him: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her brother. She says her older brother, who is 13 years older than she is, is an alcoholic. He has been in and out of rehab throughout his life but still struggles. He is currently living with their parents, which the OP describes as a “rough situation.” She wants to help him but is at a loss regarding how to do so. She specifies that she is really the only person he talks to, and she feels that responsibility.

Mother Leaves Family to Care for COVID-19 Patients In NY

Mother of 4 Leaves Family to Care for COVID-19 Patients in Hot Spot State

An Atlanta mother of four who works as a nurse practitioner recently shared her experience about leaving her young family behind to travel across the country to fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Mama June Says She 'Lost' Vision To Smoking Crack Cocaine

Mama June Admits She ‘Lost’ Her Vision Due To Smoking Crack Cocaine

Mama June’s drug use, as well as rehab experience, is the main focus of the We TV series Mama June: Family Crisis. For the majority of last year, she has been estranged from her daughters, arrested for felony drug possession, and is now sharing her experiences due to her drug use in regards to her health.

I'm Worried I May Have a Drinking Problem: Advice?

I’m Worried I May Have a Drinking Problem: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about herself and what she feels may be a drinking problem. This mom says that she got pregnant very young and has never really lived an adult life. Now, with three kids and a husband, this mom finds that she often drinks. Though she says she doesn’t get sloppy or mean, she is still concerned, especially because of her family’s history. The community offers advice for this mom below.