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Can functional addicts change?

Can functional addicts change?

February 27th, 2017

If someone is really “good” at being an addict, do they ever really need to change? More on how you can cope with a functional addict who never really “hits bottom” here.

How can you have Happy Holidays in an addicted home?

How can you have Happy Holidays in an addicted home?

December 5th, 2016

Spending the Holidays in a family with alcohol or drug problems can bring on stress, depression or melancholy. But does it have to be so? Learn how you can create a holiday season that allows you the happiness you deserve, here.

Family affected by addiction: How to snap out of the cycle of codependency

Family affected by addiction: How to snap out of the cycle of codependency

September 27th, 2016

Is the addiction of a family member or a partner occupying your life? Snap out of co-dependent worry, fear and anxiety and get back into awareness. Here is how!

2 My parent is an alcoholic: 5 ways that you can help

My parent is an alcoholic: 5 ways that you can help

July 25th, 2016

As a child of alcoholic and addict parent(s) you may not be able to fix mom or dad. But, you can help by helping yourself first. Here is how.

Functional addicts: Is my loved one hiding an addiction?

Functional addicts: Is my loved one hiding an addiction?

May 15th, 2016

Do you suspect that a loved one is hiding an addiction? Parents, kids, spouses, lovers, and friends…all can become adept at functioning even when they are suffering inside.
So, what is addiction? And what can you do about it? We review here. Then, we invite your feedback and questions at the end.

7 Am I part of the problem? How to stop enabling addiction

Am I part of the problem? How to stop enabling addiction

March 17th, 2016

If someone that you love is in active addiction, what do you do? An explanation of three (3) behaviors to avoid here, with a section at the end for your questions.

Is the Serenity Prayer only for alcoholics or people in A.A.?

Is the Serenity Prayer only for alcoholics or people in A.A.?

February 12th, 2016

No! We can all use the Serenity Prayer. How? More on what the Serenity Prayer is used for here… especially when you are ready to stop enabling a loved one.

1 Raised by an alcoholic or drug addict? Letting go of the pain

Raised by an alcoholic or drug addict? Letting go of the pain

December 1st, 2015

Did you grow up in a home where emotional pain was part of every day life? Here, we outline the steps you can take to let go of the pain that’s holding you back. Then, share your story at the end.

5 How to deal with alcoholics in the family

How to deal with alcoholics in the family

October 27th, 2015

How can you stay calm in an alcoholic home? Three (3) practical strategies for bringing peace into your life here.

Emotions during addiction recovery: A practical exercise

Emotions during addiction recovery: A practical exercise

October 1st, 2015

How can you navigate the high’s and the low’s of addiction recovery? An inspiring piece about how perspective can alter emotions here.

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