ADDICTION in the 21st Century. A point of view from a mom living it.

First, I want to preface this with the fact that I am not a medical professional or educated on this topic in any way shape or form; unless you count my hours of reading on the subject. The opinions I’m expressing are my own and based on my own personal experiences and observations.

As a child, I grew up in a loving and functional family of alcoholics, addicts and, as I’m only now realizing, a family riddled with mental health disorders. Depression and anxiety seem to be as deeply rooted as the trees in the yard. So, it should really come as no surprise that…