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The Secret of Talking to Your Addicted Sibling (Brother or Sister)

The Secret of Talking to Your Addicted Sibling (Brother or Sister)

September 7th, 2018

Are you afraid of talking with your siblings about their addiction? Do you suspect the situation can become even more complicated? Read more on how to plan for the discussion…and what to avoid.

The Secret To Understanding Your Addicted Spouse

The Secret To Understanding Your Addicted Spouse

July 12th, 2018

People do not consciously choose to be addicts. More on the secret to understanding addiction here.

How Many Children Are Affected by Addiction in the U.S.?

How Many Children Are Affected by Addiction in the U.S.?

May 7th, 2018

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.

How to Cope with Family Addiction

How to Cope with Family Addiction

April 25th, 2018

A look at daily practices and strategies for managing the stress that comes with having a family member addicted to drugs or alcohol. From expert interventionist, Dr. Louise Stanger, Ed.D.

1 Discussing Opioids with Your Teenager

Discussing Opioids with Your Teenager

March 25th, 2018

A brief guide for how to discuss painkillers and their misuse with teens.

My Dad’s an Addict: What is He Thinking?

My Dad’s an Addict: What is He Thinking?

March 4th, 2018

A look into what drug-addicted parents may be thinking, from someone in the field.

Adult Children of Alcoholics or Addicts: How to Live Happy and Free!

Adult Children of Alcoholics or Addicts: How to Live Happy and Free!

February 27th, 2018

Are you ready to move forward in your life but don’t know how? Maggie Harmon explains how repentance, forgiveness, and boundaries can get you there.

Parenting an Addict? How to Change Tactics Gracefully

Parenting an Addict? How to Change Tactics Gracefully

February 9th, 2018

How can you change tactics when one approach is not working for your child? Some good, quick advice for parenting an addict here.

The Difference Between Addiction and Normal Teen Behavior

The Difference Between Addiction and Normal Teen Behavior

January 19th, 2018

Is it time to seek treatment for your child, or not?  Learn about the differences between normal teen behavior and teenage drug or alcohol addiction here, with a section for your questions at the end.

2 Living with an Addict Spouse, Husband, or Boyfriend … Face the Fear!

Living with an Addict Spouse, Husband, or Boyfriend … Face the Fear!

January 16th, 2018

How can you overcome fear–based thinking when living with an addict? How positive action can help you in the short and long term here.

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