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Denial: The False Harbor That Families of Individuals With Use Disorders Run To Again...

Whoever it was that said love would be easy was wrong, especially when the person you love has a use disorder. And it doesn’t matter really which one…alcohol, other drugs, gambling,...

After Their Children’s Battles With Addiction, These Parents Rededicated Their Lives To Fighting Substance...

“The question isn’t really, ‘Why am I doing this?’” said Maureen Cavanagh, an activist mom whose daughter is now 18 months sober. “Why isn’t everybody doing this?” These parents are the definition...

THE MARCHMAN ACT HELPS SAVE LIVES OF SUBSTANCE IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS

“Neither the individual nor the family need be residents of Florida to use the Marchman Act. Many clients are out of state families who suggest a visit to Florida to their...

8 TIPS TO BE YOUR LOVED ONE’S BEST CHANCE AT RECOVERY DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Research has shown the family plays a critical role in a loved one’s potential recovery. In fact, in any given situation, family members are either contributing to their loved one’s recovery...

TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE AND SOBER DURING THE HOLIDAYS

It’s important for people to have a realistic attitude about the potential for anxiety or conflict during the holiday season— especially individuals who have issues with alcohol or drug abuse. Most of...

MY TEEN IS IN RECOVERY…. NOW HOW WILL I FIND MINE?

I picked my son up from college at the end of his first semester as a seemingly successful student and exactly one week later was checking my drug addicted 18-year-old into...

CONFRONTING NARCISSISTIC ABUSE

We’re all capable of abuse when we’re frustrated or hurt. We may be guilty of criticizing, judging, withholding, and controlling, but some abusers, including narcissists, take abuse to a different level....

How Could I Wish It Had Been An Overdose?

My husband and I had just had dinner at a restaurant when he got a call on his mobile phone. The officer who called said they’d meet us in the parking...

THE JOEY LETTER

My Dear Child, I miss you. I ache for you to fill your place in my life. Will I ever again feel your hug? Hear your laugh? See you proud? I don’t want...

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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