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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.

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.

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.

Children of alcoholics in the UK: Getting help during adulthood is possible!

Children of alcoholics in the UK: Getting help during adulthood is possible!

November 24th, 2016

Growing up in an alcoholic environment can have a lasting effect on a person, and in some cases, may only become apparent in adulthood. An article on the effects of alcoholism on the family and what you can do to get help. More here.

Veteran drug addiction help: Speak up and reach out

Veteran drug addiction help: Speak up and reach out

November 11th, 2016

Silence is deadly. If you or a veteran you know is struggling with drugs or alcohol, reach out for help!

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.

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