Addiction is described as a defensive strategy to avoid feeling helpless or powerless. How can understanding the idea of “the superego” help you understand your addicted loved one better? More here.
When dealing with addiction, it doesn’t help to think about what you did wrong as a parent. Instead, read here about proactive ways you can help your teen in addiction recovery.
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.
If you cannot let go, leave, or change an addict… you are stuck in a loop! More here on how to break free and live the life you want. With a section at the end for you to share more about your own situation.
In this article, Dr. Walton discusses the role families play in the maintenance and treatment of addiction. Yes, our family systems can PERPETUATE addiction! More information here.
When you’ve tried to help your teen tackle a serious addiction problem and nothing ever worked…should you try a therapeutic boarding school? Find out more in this article.
The opioid and opiate epidemic is taking lives at an alarming rate. How can those mourning a loss cope? Suggestions here.
A clear plan to help you support and encourage your husband’s sobriety.
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!
Is alcoholism or drug addiction in your family history? Here is how your genetics – and a variety of social and environmental factors -can contribute to developing addictive behaviors. Simple explanations here.