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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Are Addiction and Mental Health Interventions still possible in the age of social distancing? To alleviate your concerns I want all of you to know: Yes, Interventions can and are still occurring and recovery coaching is available Yes, your loved one still can get help...
Thanks goes out to my colleagues Tian Dayton PHD , Dr. James Flowers and Recovery coaches David Malow and Shayne Anderson for their thoughtful contributions as well National Institute of Drug Abuse ( NIDA ) Dear Ones Each day the anxiety meter rises as we take more...
The other day I was thinking and realized 90% of the work I do is getting one person to listen to what another person has to say. In fact, my role is to listen and be 150% present to those individuals, couples, and families that seek my help. In my decades of...
None of us will get through life without a few scrapes, some losses, some wins. Sometimes things just hurt us, part of being human is experiencing pain. Most of us are in the same boat. When we are suffering or going through painful things, it's helpful to have a...
A Tornado Of A Childhood Last week a wonderful family called me. They were worried about their little boy. Both parents were in recovery and had grown up in alcoholic families. They were concerned about their child. He was 7 and every night he awoke with terrors of...
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...
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