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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Let's face it - family coaching is basically an unknown entity for most people and its scary to be in a group where there has been tension and trust issues. Not every clinician is equipped to engage with families and some prefer not to. Today I want to discuss the 4...
I was so busy working that I missed July 5 National Workaholics Day. I guess I am guilty as charged. In fact, it wasn’t until a Forbes article undulated before my tired work eyes did, I ever know there was a National Workaholic Day. In my life every day is a workday....
Lately I have been thinking about what prompts reckless behavior. We all know that in the past 4 months we have been cautioned to act with reserve, to stay put, to social distance and to wear masks. However, life is messy, and events have occurred which have served as...
Addiction to drugs or alcohol is a struggle that impacts millions of people and families all over the world. A 2017 National Survey on Health and Drug Use indicated that approximately 21.5 million people living in the United States above the age of 12 suffered from a...
Do you worry about how to protect your assets especially when a loved one has a substance use disorder or has the potential to be a problematic beneficiary?
Dear Readers This week I have been pondering reciprocity - what does it mean to be in relationships that are reciprocal. Succinctly, that means you are in a give and take relationship where one values the other. To reciprocate with someone who has shared a gift with...
This morning I was drinking my coffee and reflecting on my family, my work and you dear friends. I wondered do I truly hold space for those I love and care for and work with. In the addiction and behavioral health field we talk a lot about being in gratitude, of doing...
This morning I woke up thinking about all of you dear ones and how I am missing you. I am missing not seeing you in person, hugging you, grabbing a cup of coffee, a cool green juice, taking a walk, laughing with you, and just being in your presence, even for a...
By now we are all realizing this is the new normal , whatever the new normal is .I finally unpacked my suitcase as I realized the farthest I was going was to my living room or my bedroom and that I was lucky to see people, places, things through the wonders of zoom....
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