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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.

A New Addiction Intervention Book: INTERVIEW with Dr. Louise Stanger

A New Addiction Intervention Book: INTERVIEW with Dr. Louise Stanger

September 1st, 2018

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.

Help! My Underage Teen is Drinking! What Should Parents Do?

Help! My Underage Teen is Drinking! What Should Parents Do?

August 11th, 2018

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.

1 Family Therapy and Addiction Problems | How Families Help Recovery

Family Therapy and Addiction Problems | How Families Help Recovery

August 7th, 2018

Integrated addiction treatment should focus on an individual AND their family environment. More on best practices in family therapy for addiction here.

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.

1 How Can I Explain Pill Addiction to My Child?

How Can I Explain Pill Addiction to My Child?

June 2nd, 2018

Discussing about your pill addiction to your child can sometimes bring fear and stress? Learn how to bring these news with calm.

1 How Can I Explain My Alcohol Addiction To My Spouse?

How Can I Explain My Alcohol Addiction To My Spouse?

May 14th, 2018

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.

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.

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.

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