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.
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When Sam called last week, she was scared and frightened. Her beautiful 24-year-old daughter, Harriet, was raging once again, letting her know, in no uncertain terms, that she was a no good, very bad mother. Harriet said she was scared to leave her home, a beautifully...
Over the past year, I have been blessed to be able to work with many different behavioral health centers: Seasons Malibu, Milestones Malibu, Pointe Malibu, JFlowers Health Institute, A Mission for Michael, Cirque Lodge, Sabino Recovery, Futures, Balance, Life Sync,...
As I continue to contemplate aging and wrangle with acceptance, I often wonder which feeling is predominant. People often ask if happiness is the goal of life and I wonder what happiness truly means. In truth, I have always had trouble with that feeling. It feels too...
The sun gods were kind to my cousin Ryan and Martha, who planned their wedding in a forest. Traveling down dirt roads, we marveled at the countryside with little markers to save a tree or two to tell you where to turn till we arrived at a magical glen. Such are the...
When I was 7, my father died by suicide. To say I was traumatized to learn that he hung himself with a tie would be an understatement. My mother, also experiencing this trauma, had no place where she could share her loss and the feelings of guilt and shame and anger...
Funny how we delegate days and months to certain causes. The truth is that every day should be a suicide prevention day. Sadly, death by suicide is among the leading causes of death overall in the United States. There are, on average, 123 suicides each day. It is the...
September is officially here, and with it comes the welcome return to school for many students. The pandemic drags on, but there is hope for a return to normalcy in the coming months ahead. Still, living in the time of Covid comes with several stressors and concerns...
Many of us have been experiencing decision fatigue over the past year, but our young adults seem to be hit the hardest. Here’s what it is and how to help.
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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