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ADDICTION: IT’S EFFECT ON THE FAMILY

ADDICTION: IT’S EFFECT ON THE FAMILY

When a family member gets addicted to alcohol or drugs every member of the family gets hurt. Families struggle to function normally while trying to hide the shame, pain and problems...

What Is An Intervention?

The most difficult part of dealing with addiction is that the addict does not feel that they have a problem. In fact, most are quite convinced that the problem is not...
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My Child is an Addict: A Parent-to-Parent Podcast

Each week, a group of parents warmly greet each other as we meet in a townhouse office building on the east side of Manhattan in New York City. Many different groups...
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MICHAEL’S GIFT

There he was. My precious baby boy. My first child. It was instant love. I was a mother dedicated to doing everything I could for my baby so that...
Acknowledge the Elephant- Support a Grieving Mom

Acknowledge the Elephant- Support a Grieving Mom

After losing my son Matt a few years ago, I felt like I had inherited the elephant. You know the one I'm talking about- the elephant in the room that no one will...
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,...
Holiday

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...
Homelessness

Adolescents, Homelessness, And Substance Abuse

In any discussion around homelessness it is necessary to address poverty. Research on adolescent risks factors reminds us that extreme economic deprivation is a risk for substance use, difficulty with self-regulation...
communicating concern about addiction

FAMILY MATTERS: COMMUNICATING CONCERN ABOUT ADDICTION

Are you worried about a family member with an addiction problem? In this article we focus on the small changes that you can make to better communicate your concerns. Sometimes the person...

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