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Understanding superego and your loved one’s addiction

Understanding superego and your loved one’s addiction

January 24th, 2017

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.

1 Playing the Self-Blame Game: Am I responsible for my teen's addiction?

Playing the Self-Blame Game: Am I responsible for my teen’s addiction?

January 23rd, 2017

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.

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.

6 Married to an addict? How to get unstuck

Married to an addict? How to get unstuck

November 26th, 2016

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.

The role of the family in the maintenance and treatment of addiction

The role of the family in the maintenance and treatment of addiction

October 29th, 2016

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.

Therapeutic boarding schools: Helping teens fight big addictions

Therapeutic boarding schools: Helping teens fight big addictions

October 19th, 2016

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.

5 Mourning an addict's death in the midst of stigma

Mourning an addict’s death in the midst of stigma

October 18th, 2016

The opioid and opiate epidemic is taking lives at an alarming rate. How can those mourning a loss cope? Suggestions here.

3 How can I help my husband remain sober?

How can I help my husband remain sober?

October 8th, 2016

A clear plan to help you support and encourage your husband’s sobriety.

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 How do genes affect addiction?

How do genes affect addiction?

September 17th, 2016

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.

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