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1 The victim mentality in addiction treatment

The victim mentality in addiction treatment

March 31st, 2011

Getting out of the victim mentality is an important part of recovery from past trauma. But how can you learn to accept the past and move forward in life without using drugs or alcohol if you are the victim of trauma? More on victim mentality in addiction treatment here.

Trauma and abuse counseling for addiction

Trauma and abuse counseling for addiction

March 3rd, 2011

Unresolved trauma can fuel addiction. But what does trauma do to the mind and body? And how can we addicts move beyond early childhood trauma or abuse and stop the cycle of addiction? Get answers from a licensed clinical social worker here.

Al Anon: How it works (12 step groups for families)

Al Anon: How it works (12 step groups for families)

February 4th, 2011

Do you wonder how 12 step groups work for families of drug addicts or alcoholics? Social worker, Nachshon Zohari, describes how support groups can help the wives, husbands and children of addicts or alcoholics. And how you can prepare yourself for 12 step support meetings. More on what to expect from 12 step support groups like Al Anon and how it works here.

2 Issues of family communication for families of alcoholics

Issues of family communication for families of alcoholics

January 23rd, 2011

Family members of alcoholics often carry a deep, yet unspoken, resentment. Here, we explore how families can improve communication using alcoholism or addiction as a starting point. And how addicts and alcoholics can use family issues to deepen their own recovery. More on the importance of family communication here.

29 Help for families of drug addicts – How to help a drug addict

Help for families of drug addicts – How to help a drug addict

January 12th, 2011

Want to effectively help a drug addict in your life? There are two things you NEED to know. Learn how to identify stages of recovery from addiction and then choose what to do next. More on help for families of drug addicts here.

1 Family of origin issues and addiction

Family of origin issues and addiction

January 4th, 2011

Family of origin issues can get in the way of healthy emotional development and fuel addiction. This is why we explore family conditions – to help identify events that interfered with the maturation process and learn new ways of coping. We review the top 3 family-of-origin issues that contribute to addiction here.

Family dynamics of addiction

Family dynamics of addiction

December 18th, 2010

Addiction does not arise in isolation. But how can you apply family focused treatment to addiction? Learn how therapists use family dynamics and GENOGRAM diagrams to help addicts break the addiction cycle.

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