Is Relapse Part of Recovery?

Is Relapse Part of Recovery?

​I would like to share some of the most common questions I receive about relapse. I will answer them from an overview perspective and in a general sense. Relapse is a big topic, with many variables that are case specific. I don’t think it can be covered thoroughly in...
Being Uncomfortable to Grow

Being Uncomfortable to Grow

Sometimes We Have to Get Uncomfortable in Order to Grow Having a child with an addiction can create a lot of chaos and discomfort in a family. Most people who find themselves reading this blog will know this from first-hand experience. Participation in a parent...
Progress Not Perfection

Progress Not Perfection

Progress Not Perfection Parents come to PAL or other support groups usually after suffering a tremendous amount of stress, fear and struggle. Once they reach this point of defeat, they seek support, and what they usually find is that their awareness grows quickly and...
We truly aren’t alone

We truly aren’t alone

We have three children. Our oldest two – a daughter, 37, and a son, 35 – are college graduates and excelled in sports and academics.  Our youngest son, Jason, is 26. He came along much later after the first two and it was like raising an only child.  He always had a...