A look into the ways dysfunction is created around addiction…and how children in family systems take on roles they keep for life. Plus, insight into how we can reintegrate and heal after dysfunction. Hope here for treatment and healing.
addiction and family
Being addicted to anything is cry for help. Here, we challenge anyone struggling with co-addiction to change. Are you choosing pain over a new life?
How can you live with an addict and plan for change? A practical exercise to create a path for a positive future, whatever that future may hold.
A call to clinicians to re-think how we work with individual family member’s struggles and needs during treatment. Why not drop preconceived expectations to see the person in front of us? Would that help us work with them more effectively? An exploration here.
Why do you stay? A personal story about what can happen when you FINALLY decide to leave an addict.
Are you worried that a parent or grandparent may be slipping into an addiction? Signs of addiction in older people can be identified…and treated! Expert Interventionist Dr. Louise Stanger will show you how…HERE!
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.
A clear explanation on how to spot a gambling problem in a loved one, from someone who’s been there. More on signs to look for – and what to do – when you suspect a family member has a gambling problem.
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.