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UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION IS NOT ENOUGH- AFFIRMING YOUR LGBTQI CHILD MAY SAVE THEIR LIFE

As a parent or family member who has dealt with addiction in the family, or more specifically, if you have dealt with your child’s addiction, you might ask yourself, isn’t understanding...

ADDICTION-WHERE WERE THE PARENTS?!

I see the comment so often when it comes to addiction. “Where were the parents?”. That REALLY infuriates me. It adds to the stigma that is already present and a big...

A MOTHER’S SECRET HOPE

Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Let her hope for you be the hope you see for yourself...

THE THREE MOST POWERFUL WORDS IN ANY RELATIONSHIP: “I TRUST YOU”

The cornerstone of all effective relationships is trust. When we think of verbs that often accompany trust, they tend to be words like ‘earned’ or ‘established’. Few words can indicate a...

THIS YEAR, ASK MOMS HOW TO LOVE

At this moment in history, when we are undergoing a re-examination of what male leadership has looked like, it is fitting to examine how many of our policies have reflected not...

DYING YOUNG: DEPRESSION, SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS AND SUICIDE

Introduction For about 6 months, it was increasingly common for 15-year-old Tyson to have mood swings and bouts of sadness or anger--but lately, they seem to be occurring much more frequently. “What’s...

SIBLINGS NEED A BILL OF RIGHTS, TOO!

“You are talking about him again? That is all you talk about. I wish you would talk about something else.” These are the words that finally got my attention. My daughter had...

LOVE = INTERVENTION: A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

Love will bring up anything unlike itself for the purpose of healing. ~ Iyanla Vanzant The statistics are staggering. State and local agencies across the US report shocking comparisons. In one year,...

THE PAL STORY

While working with young people in treatment for alcohol and drug addiction, I witnessed first-hand how devastating the disease of addiction is to the entire family. Parents are faced with challenges...

HOW DO FAMILY LAW COURTS DEAL WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT

In our family law practice, we frequently see the influence of substance abuse in dissolution of marriage cases. Sadly, many marriages would have a better chance at working and not ending...

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