The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that 12% of children in the United States live with a parent who either has a drug or alcohol dependency or abuses psychoactive substances. More on the effects of addiction on the entire family here.
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In this article, you’ll learn what addiction is. Then, we’ll look at what NOT to do…bail out your loved ones. Finally, I’ll guide you through the 7C’s of change. More here on how to really help a loved one. From over 30+ years of clinical experience in the field.
The family can be a positive supporter of a loved one’s addiction recovery journey. Here is what family members need to know about rehab involvement.
Behavioral healthcare professionals: An article that explains WHEN and WHY working with a certified interventionist can help your client(s).
Family therapy can be successfully used as a part of your teen’s recovery from the impact of addiction. Here, we share 6 ways family therapy can help YOU address the issue as a unit.
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.
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.
Family members ALSO need to get help when an addict loved one receives treatment. Why should the healing process include everyone from the family unit? Get the answer here.
Do you view addiction interventions as opportunities to “gang up” on an addicted loved one? Here is why interventions, if done right, are exactly the opposite of an ambush!
Dr. Louise Stanger LCSW is a professional interventionist who counsels families with substance abuse and mental health disorders. More here on how to get over past hurts – like she did – in your personal recovery from addiction.