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