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Help For The Loved Ones Of An Addict

Help For The Loved Ones Of An Addict

When an individual is struggling with addiction they may be able to hide their behaviors for many months before their friends and family discover the problem, and it may be hard to convince the addict that they need treatment. A family member may be unable to determine what level of problem exists, preventing them from […]

How Does Family Culture Impact Teen Addiction Recovery?

How Does Family Culture Impact Teen Addiction Recovery?

The nature versus nurture controversy is fought on many fronts, including teen substance use. Environment affects teen behavior and therefore family culture, which unlike DNA can be changed and adapted. Responsibility And Consequences Are Crucial To Help Teens With Decision Making A teen addict deflects responsibility for their own choices, blaming parents who then blame […]

Do Family Dinners Reduce Teen Drug Use?

Do Family Dinners Reduce Teen Drug Use?

Gathering around the family dinner table every night of the week is a fantasy up to which most families cannot live. Even having a few dinners together per week is difficult for most people to achieve. Parents are working later to make ends meet and to avoid getting laid off, teens are working part time […]

Talking to your Preteens about Addiction and Recovery

Addiction within the family can be devastating. Everyone suffers including parents, siblings, extended family members, but perhaps children most of all. The worst scenario for a child is facing the addiction of a parent, but addiction in any family member can be disruptive, upsetting, and life-changing. Being open and discussing addiction, recovery, and all of […]

Is Codependency a Personality Disorder?

Personality disorders are specific diagnoses that typically indicate severe disturbances across several areas of functioning. These disorders involve disturbances in behavior, personal and social functioning and perception of self, others and the world. Additionally, personality disorders are considered to be chronic and pervasive patterns of coping that, by adulthood, have become inflexible. There is a […]

Tips for Family Recovery after Treatment

What is often overlooked or neglected in situations where one family member is undergoing treatment for addiction is the rest of the household. This is a huge mistake, since all the counseling and therapy and good intentions can fly right out the window when the recovering addict returns home to face the same situation. Without […]