Support For Families Impacted By Addiction addiction boundaries family parents Mar 09, 2021

I had an experience yesterday that really got me thinking.

About drug treatment.

And what it’s like for families who have a loved one in treatment.

More specifically, about how challenging...

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Rehab Failure? Check The Foundation! addiction family parents professional training Feb 23, 2021

"Rehab doesn't work."

"I don't trust those rehabs. They're only in it for the money."

In my line of work I frequently find myself in the position of suggesting to a family that it might be time...

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Expect A Miracle addiction family Feb 03, 2021

I ran an adolescent outpatient substance treatment program for many years.

One night I was standing in my office with some parents. We had just finished a graduation group where their daughter had...

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Treatment Rescue: Everybody On The Same Page! Jan 26, 2021

The video above describes a really common problem that occurs in drug treatment, and that's when the client, the family, and the treatment team aren't all on the same page with regard to the...

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Addiction Education: Back To Basics! addiction professional training Jan 14, 2021

Last week I presented a webinar for The Greenhouse Holistic Healing CEU Series, a monthly training hosted by The Greenhouse, a leading substance use treatment facility here in Dallas, Texas. 

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Addiction And The Family System addiction boundaries chemical dependency codependency family parents substance abuse Jan 05, 2021

The video above includes two of the shortest—but perhaps most effective—lectures you'll find on how addiction impacts the family system:

  • The 8-Second Lecture on Chemical Dependency
  • The...
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Understanding Substance Use Disorder Jan 01, 2021

At first I was going call this post "Back To Basics." But I decided to be more direct, so I went with "Understanding Substance Use Disorder." Let me explain...

I've worked in the...

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Denial. It ain't a river in Egypt! Dec 25, 2020

I'd like to take a minute to talk about denial.

More specifically, I'd like to talk about how many problems "denial" causes when it comes to understanding what it means to have a...

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