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A Personal Note – Letting Your Addicted Grown Child Have Her Own Life Can be Really Tough

A Personal Note – Letting Your Addicted Grown Child Have Her Own Life Can be Really Tough   This week for a personal note, I want to talk about how letting your addicted grown child have her own life can be so hard. This is one of the areas that I personally really struggle with, [...]

By | February 2nd, 2018|A Personal Note, Blog|Comments Off on A Personal Note – Letting Your Addicted Grown Child Have Her Own Life Can be Really Tough

Maintaining Positive Energy During Recovery – What You Think is What You Are

Maintaining Positive Energy During Recovery – What You Think is What You Are   For years, experts have understood that maintaining positive energy during recovery is essential to experience success in their journey, but a new way of thinking suggests that what think might actually become what you are. In other words, if you think [...]

By | February 1st, 2018|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on Maintaining Positive Energy During Recovery – What You Think is What You Are

Addiction is a Chronic Condition – You Can’t Manage it Without Help

Addiction is a Chronic Condition – You Can’t Manage it Without Help   If you’ve been hearing lately that addiction is a chronic condition, you’re not alone. Research shows that, like many other types of chronic conditions, addiction is a long-term disease that needs to be treated in order to control it. Now, you might [...]

By | January 29th, 2018|Addiction Education, Blog|Comments Off on Addiction is a Chronic Condition – You Can’t Manage it Without Help

A Personal Note – Learning to Let What Happens Happen

A Personal Note – Learning to Let What Happens Happen   This week, for a personal note, I wanted to talk about learning to let what happens happen when it comes to your addicted grown child. Okay, if you just read, and then re-read that first sentence, you’re not alone. Trust me, a few years [...]

By | January 24th, 2018|A Personal Note, Blog|Comments Off on A Personal Note – Learning to Let What Happens Happen

After Rehab – Knowing Your Options Can Help Keep Your Recovery Strong

After Rehab – Knowing Your Options Can Help Keep Your Recovery Strong   After rehab, you might be feeling like you’re never going to be “normal” again. You might leave your treatment facility feeling lost and afraid, and more than a little lonely. In fact, no matter how much support you have, you might be [...]

By | January 22nd, 2018|Blog, Overcoming Addiction|Comments Off on After Rehab – Knowing Your Options Can Help Keep Your Recovery Strong

Worried You’ll Relapse? A Solid Aftercare Program Can Help

Worried You’ll Relapse? A Solid Aftercare Program Can Help   If you’re worried you’ll relapse after you’re done with your addiction treatment program, you’re not alone. Many people who do really well while they’re in rehab actually find that they really struggle when they are faced with the prospect of staying clean and sober outside [...]

By | January 19th, 2018|Blog, Relapse Prevention|Comments Off on Worried You’ll Relapse? A Solid Aftercare Program Can Help

A Personal Note – Will Moving Away Make Your Grown Child’s Addiction Go Away?

A Personal Note – Will Moving Away Make Your Grown Child’s Addiction Go Away?   So, on this cold January day, I’d like to write a personal note about whether or not moving away will make your grown child’s addiction go away, and whether or not this is the best approach to take in your [...]

By | January 17th, 2018|A Personal Note, Blog|Comments Off on A Personal Note – Will Moving Away Make Your Grown Child’s Addiction Go Away?

No Hope of Recovery – Why So Many Who Struggle with Addictions Feel this Way

No Hope of Recovery – Why So Many Who Struggle with Addictions Feel this Way   Many people who struggle with addictions worry that they have no hope of recovery. They feel like they will always be stuck in the same cycle of using or drinking, trying to quit, doing okay with it, and then [...]

By | January 14th, 2018|Addiction Education, Blog|Comments Off on No Hope of Recovery – Why So Many Who Struggle with Addictions Feel this Way

What’s Happening with Addiction Treatment Now – New Developments You Should Know About

What’s Happening with Addiction Treatment Now – New Developments You Should Know About   If you’re wondering what’s happening with addiction treatment now, you’re not alone. Sometimes, there are tremendous leaps in the progress we make in this area, and sometimes, things seem to sit pretty still. However, if you’re one of the millions who [...]

By | January 11th, 2018|Blog, Overcoming Addiction|Comments Off on What’s Happening with Addiction Treatment Now – New Developments You Should Know About

A Personal Note – Will Your Grown Addicted Child Ever Really be Free?

A Personal Note – Will Your Grown Addicted Child Ever Really be Free?   So, today, for a personal note, I wanted to talk a little bit about my grown addicted daughter and her situation. More specifically, I wanted to talk about a conversation I just had with my dad last night about whether there [...]

By | January 10th, 2018|A Personal Note, Blog|Comments Off on A Personal Note – Will Your Grown Addicted Child Ever Really be Free?