What Can Parents Do?
There have been many a parent or spouse, brother or sister, who has lost their way in their worry about their loved one. They have forgotten their hopes and dreams and locked them in a trunk waiting until their loved one improves, feeling absolutely powerless. Creating healthy boundaries will allow these feeling to dissipate.
Articles About Parenting
Over my career I have witnessed the vulnerability of Entrepreneurs, CEOs (women and men), Artists, Fashionistas, Writers and other Creative Folk, and each of these creatives that I worked with have been at high risk for depression, addiction and suicide. I have met...
The other morning, I received a frantic phone call. A young college student who after night of smoking pot and drinking alcohol did not want to live. God must have been on our side as I was able to call 911 and the police were able to get there in time and help this...
Inside The Goldfinch: How Sudden Death and Trauma Influences Addiction; Louise Stanger Ed.D, LCSW,CDWF, CIP and James Flowers PHD, LPC-S
The other day my good friend and colleague Dr. James Flowers (J Flowers Health Institute) and I were discussing the eloquence of the movie The Goldfinch, a drama with enthralling force and acuity depicting how early childhood trauma may lead to addiction and the...
Dear Reader, I love Halloween with all the tricks and treats, and how everyone gets to let their inner child out by dressing up and becoming someone they always wanted to be. This year my 6-year-old granddaughter wants to be Supergirl, while her brothers plan to dress...
October is my birth month, and it’s given me pause to consider how grateful I am for all the experiences I have had these past 73 years. I share this love letter with you, so you too may write your story and a love letter to yourselves. The other week, when a...
Halloween is fast approaching, and it is the one time a year everyone is given permission to hide behind a mask of their choosing. Which has me considering, what kind of masks do we put on (all year long) that allow us to hide behind who we truly are Consider this,...
Dear Readers, Recently a friend sent me these words of wisdom. It moved my heart and so reflected how I felt about this year that I have chosen to start of this blog with these words. “A lot can happen in a year. People die. You outgrow old friends and get tired of...
An Open Letter to Juul (and Dr. Mark Rubenstein): It was recently reported by the L.A. Times that you, Juul Labs, have hired Dr. Mark Rubenstein as your medical director from the University of San Francisco to oversee your research in an effort to legitimize Juul....
It seems every week I get a phone call from a parent who is worried about their adult son or daughter. They are fraught with concern and confusion about their adult child who is struggling to get it together, and launch out into the world. Though many of these adult...
Additional Resources For Parents
Everything You Need to Know about Chemical Dependence
Vernon E. Johnson
The Brown Bottle
Setting Rules And Limits Pamphlet
The Real Life Parenting Skills Program
Living With an Alcoholic
Bradshaw On the Family
The Journey of The Heroic Parent
Brad M. Reedy PHD
The Parallel Process
The Alcoholic Family in Recovery
Stephanie Brown PhD
Falling Up: A Memoir of Renewal
Learn To Thrive
Christine Carter PhD