5 Things Parents Need To Know For Addressing Teen Substance Use family parents Aug 05, 2022

"We're aware that our daughter's been using alcohol and marijuana—definitely more than we're comfortable with. But we're just not sure what to do about it." 

That's what the mother of a...

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Bridging The Gap: Improving Treatment Outcomes Through Effective Family Engagement addiction boundaries chemical dependency codependency family parents stages of change substance abuse May 08, 2022

The other day I listened to a client talk about her experience of checking her husband into rehab:

"They said they would call. And I went home and waited. A week went by, nothing. I had no idea...

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Recovery: The Journey Of Transformation addiction codependency family spirituality Nov 27, 2021

 

I've worked in the addiction treatment industry for a long time—like over 30 years. 

But I've actually been AROUND the treatment industry longer than I've been a professional in...

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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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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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