The key to a family member’s recovery is to change how they think.Continue reading
Boundaries are one of the surest paths to personal freedom.Continue reading
Addicts aren’t the only ones who benefit when we detach with love. Detachment has an equally positive impact on those of us who love an addict.Continue reading
I was getting caught up in all the arguments—I needed to get back to self-care. And stepping back. And taking a breath.Continue reading
What does it mean to build bridges, not walls? From what I’ve learned in recovery, it’s about learning to set healthy, workable boundaries.Continue reading
If you’re feeling stressed by the current global crisis, you’re not alone. After all, our sense of normalcy has been upended almost overnight.Continue reading
The path is neither simple, nor is it easy. But it is one that can be learned, practiced and mastered.Continue reading
Although boundaries involve setting limits, they’re one of the surest paths to personal freedom.Continue reading
Each day, someone new decides to live in long-term recovery. If you suspect your child is using substances, here are some tips that can help.Continue reading
The joy of the holiday season—the excitement, caroling, baking and celebrations—reminds us that despite the sorrows many of us live with, life is still worth living. We can try to be happy.Continue reading
When someone we love is in the throes of addiction, it can be hard to remember that we have much to be thankful for.Continue reading
Gratitude is always just a thought away, always available for us.Continue reading
Worrying robs us of enjoying the only time we have: the present. I really prefer to disconnect my worry button. It’s had a lot of use. It’s worn out.Continue reading
My husband called one morning, asking if I could take the garbage out to the curb, because he’d forgotten. Now, on any normal day, this is no big deal, right?…
A great analogy for working our own program and staying out of the way of our addicted children, who are finding their own paths: stay in my own lane.
Dealing with a child struggling with addiction can be an emotional, physical, and financial drain. Here are some suggestions to help in dealing with the stress.
It wasn’t support I was seeking when my son became mixed up with drugs and alcohol. I just wanted professionals to help him because my methods weren’t working.
We are embarrassed to let others see our messes. However, they will never go away unless we find the courage to face them.
We never seemed to be on the same page, which usually resulted in us arguing daily.
As important as love is—everything really—it isn’t enough to stop someone from drinking or doing drugs. But it does allow us to let them find their own personal power.