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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...
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Families With Addiction

Living in a family where one or more of its members has an active addiction to drugs, alcohol, or any other destructive compulsive behavior has become so common, at this point...
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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...
Holiday Season

3 Tips to Help You Experience Joy This Holiday Season

How you can truly enjoy the holiday season despite substance use disorder in the family Are you sitting on pins and needles wondering which of your...
Collateral Damage of Addiction

Collateral Damage of Addiction

When formulating my thoughts for this article I realized the first thing I must say is how sorry I am for the need for such words. And how sorry that you,...
Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd

Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd

Every person reading this has some understanding of the destruction wreaked on a marital or significant relationship when one of the partners engages in an extramarital or extra-relationship affair with another...
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Stay Close: A Mother’s Story Of Her Son’s Addiction

This is my story, our story: my son is a heroin addict. He wasn’t born this way, or maybe he was and the addiction was there, hiding, all through his childhood...
The Two Year War

The Two Year War

Addiction is a very complicated brain disease. Many of us are naturally prone to look at an addict and say, “Wow, he doesn’t care about his family,” and “What a loser,”...
A NEW ATTITUDE FOR A CLEAN AND SOBER NEW YEAR

A NEW ATTITUDE FOR A CLEAN AND SOBER NEW YEAR

“The altitude of your attitude is based upon the fullness of your gratitude.” Martin Jackson Whenever an individual, family member, friend or loved one is struggling with, or on a journey with someone...
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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...

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