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MEET THE PARENTS – HELICOPTERS, SUBMARINES AND YOU

In the 1969 best-selling book titled “Between Parent and Teenager”, Dr. Hiam Ginott coined the term helicopter parent when he was describing a teen complaining that his “mother hovers over me...

DETACHMENT. HOW CAN I?

When life becomes one crisis after another, when emotional pain and endless drama become “the norm” what am I supposed to do? Over the past few decades I’ve received this question...

For The Families

“This was written by someone I met a few weeks back who prefers to remain anonymous..” ~Patricia I’m sending you this letter because I’ve read some of the articles in The Sober...

SAVING MYSELF

I walked down the church hallway looking for the support group for parents of addicts. Entering the room, I kept my head down, avoiding eye contact. The room was...
Dealing Without Losses

Dealing Without Losses

Dealing Without Losses:By now, in life, you’ve faced many losses: loss of a loved one, a parent, divorce, loss of a career, loss of health, physical beauty, sexual desires, a stillbirth,...

How To Have a great Holiday: Reflect On Best Moments Of The Past

How often do we robotically immerse ourselves in the traditions of our families around the holidays without questioning whether those “must do’s” actually create the holiday joy we are seeking for...

ADDICTION IS A FAMILY AFFAIR. WE ALL NEED RECOVERY.

On August 6, 2015 my husband and I watched as our son Kurt, in recovery from heroin, received his 18-month chip. We were at the alumni meeting where he had started...

The Mooney Family Story

My name is Al Mooney, and I am not an alcoholic or addict, but many others in my family are—my parents, my brothers, Jimmy and Bobby, and our sister, Carol Lind....
Youngest Casualties Of Alcoholism

Let’s Protect The Youngest Casualties Of Alcoholism And Drug Addiction

“Keep quiet.” “Don’t tell anyone.” “Just act normal.” For the more than 11 million children living in alcoholic homes in the U.S., these are the phrases they hear every day. These...

How Did We Get Here? The Evolving Epidemic Of Addictive Disease In The United...

The opioid crisis in the US is part of the larger epidemic of Substance Use Disorder, an equal opportunity brain disease, affecting over 40 million children, teens and adults. Addiction does...

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