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How to accept addiction and live with or without an addict

How to accept addiction and live with or without an addict

May 5th, 2017

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.

2 A Call to Revise Family Roles in Addiction: Treating Individuals First

A Call to Revise Family Roles in Addiction: Treating Individuals First

April 9th, 2017

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.

3 Leaving an addict boyfriend or husband

Leaving an addict boyfriend or husband

March 10th, 2017

Why do you stay? A personal story about what can happen when you FINALLY decide to leave an addict.

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.

Spotting a gambling problem: How families can identify the main signs

Spotting a gambling problem: How families can identify the main signs

February 26th, 2017

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.

5 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.

Tips for families coping with addiction around the Holiday Season

Tips for families coping with addiction around the Holiday Season

December 18th, 2016

How can you spot signs of addiction around the Holidays? And how do you act around someone in addiction recovery during the Season? Tips and information from Dr. Harold Urschel, MD here.

2 How to talk about drinking too much

How to talk about drinking too much

December 17th, 2016

If you are concerned about a loved one’s drinking problem, how do you bring it up? Here are a few ideas to help you open up the drinking conversation and ways to prepare for the talk.

2 Problem gambling: Help and healing for the family

Problem gambling: Help and healing for the family

December 9th, 2016

What can you do if you’ve uncovered a gambling problem in the family? Advice from someone who knows. Syndey Smith is an internationally certified gambling counselor and former spouse of a problem gambler. More here.

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