Child custody worries everyone, especially when you’re dealing with addiction. What role does drug or alcohol use play in child custody cases? What relevant laws guide custody decisions in the State of California? We review here.
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Have an addicted parent and don’t know what to do? Get some practical advice here.
Why would you kids experiment with crack? Peer pressure, euphoria, and increases in sociability and self-confidence. But, crack use comes with serious side effects. We explore more here.
Relating to your addicted son or daughter is possible when you put love first. The most important thing for parents of addicted children to remember? YOU ARE NOT ALONE… unless you choose to be. Read more about how to relate to your addicted son or daughter here.
Are you hopelessly in love with an addict? Here is some straight talk from someone who’s been there…with 5 tips on how to take care of yourself first.
DO NOT ambush a loved one in an intervention. It will end with resentment. Instead, consider an explicit invitation. Here is how and why.
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.
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.