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KNOWING IF, WHEN, AND HOW TO LET GO OF AN ADULT CHILD WITH...

Being a parent (or a sibling of a using adult) is not easy. I remember being pregnant with my daughter. It was a cold winter morning and I was at work with...

FOR THE FAMILIES – DEAR HEROIN

Dear Heroin, I f—ing hate you, You are the sorriest, most vicious, demonic SOB in the world. You took over my child at his most vulnerable and you lured him into your lair...

WHY TOUGH LOVE MIGHT FINALLY BE THE ANSWER

CONFRONTING YOUR LOVED ONE ABOUT SUBSTANCE ABUSE IS DIFFICULT. BUT TAKING A FIRM STANCE – AND NOT BACKING DOWN – MAY BE THE BEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE THEM. At 22 years...

ON GRIEF AND GRIEVING: A LESSON IN LIBERATION

Grief. It’s a big topic and one most of us prefer to avoid, but grief is sneaky and you never know when or how it’s going to show up to offer...

Mental Heath: Eliminating The Stigma

I am so proud to have been a part of the first ever Broward Mental Health Summit held on September 12th, 2018! This was a hugely successful event which brought awareness...

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...

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...

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