January 18, 2017

When you are looking for answers

When faced with the crisis of addiction in the family, many parents attempt to quickly and easily fix the problem without really understanding the deeper addiction related issues. Conditioned to believe that there has to be a simple answer to a complex problem, parents often seek out simple solutions without embracing a truly effective educational […]

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January 10, 2017

Finding peace in those difficult decisions

As parents of a child with an addiction, we are often tasked with making incredibly difficult and challenging choices. It can be quite a battle to decipher the better decisions from the bad ones. And, it is often difficult to move forward without reflecting back on the many options we had and the one we […]

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December 20, 2016

Learning to manage what you can control

Nothing disrupts or interrupts peace or joy more than adversity. Life would be so much simpler and easier if we just didn’t have to deal with conflict. In the world of a parent of child with substance abuse issues, the disruptions can often become overwhelming.  The other day I was coaching a parent about managing […]

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December 13, 2016

Addiction, Family, Holidays and Tension

In the holiday season, the relationship tensions that exist in families are often exacerbated. Even in the best of families, there are often relationship issues present between various family members. A family impacted by addiction are no exception. In fact, these tensions might even be more significant and pronounced, especially during the Holidays.  There are […]

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