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.
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Addiction is difficult to address. Sometimes, families try to intervene on their own…to no avail. Often, professional help is required. Dr. Louse Stanger has created a strategy to help professionals get loved ones into treatment. What are the basic tenets of the strategy? She helps provide insight here.
It’s better to help your child learn how to address the underlying reasons for why they abuse alcohol…than to punish them for underage drinking. More on what to do if your teen shows signs of drinking issues…here.
Integrated addiction treatment should focus on an individual AND their family environment. More on best practices in family therapy for addiction here.
People do not consciously choose to be addicts. More on the secret to understanding addiction here.
Discussing about your pill addiction to your child can sometimes bring fear and stress? Learn how to bring these news with calm.
Are you looking for ways to come clean to your spouse about your alcohol problem? Check out our advice on how to break the news to your significant other without discomfort and embarrassment.
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.
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.
A look into what drug-addicted parents may be thinking, from someone in the field.