Health and Wellness

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101

Denise Krochta

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – UPDATES: The War on Drugs and Newport Academy

We’ve been hearing lots about changing marijuana laws all over the country. What does this mean to us? This week Denise speaks with Diane Goldstein, a retired Lieutenant Commander from the Redondo Beach Police Department and member of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition), about new legislation and possible changes in the laws. Ms Goldstein also talks about being a law enforcement officer while dealing with addiction in her family.

We also catch up with one of the newer trends among teens that the therapists are seeing at Newport Academy. Jessica Hines from the Center updates us on that topic.

With the holidays right around the corner it is time to think about preparing ahead of time so everyone can look forward to and enjoy the holidays. A good first step can be to read Denise’s book “Sweat: A Practical Plan for Keeping Your Heart Intact While Loving an Addict” or buying it as a useful gift for someone you know who might need it. It can make a big difference in limiting the chaos and drama that comes with loving an addict.