Holiday Season Preparation

Holiday Season Preparation

I get many questions this time of year about navigating the holiday season with an addicted loved one. This is understandable, being that this season can bring all the family dynamics (positive and negative) front and center. Depending on the family’s past holidays...
Let’s Talk About Gratitude

Let’s Talk About Gratitude

It’s November! Let’s talk about gratitude. There is no better medicine to lift our spirits than a quick account of our blessings. What an incredibly powerful tool for changing our perspectives for the better. The happiest most resilient people I meet always seem to...
A House United

A House United

A House United One of the first things parents who have a child abusing drugs and alcohol can ask themselves is, are we one the same page about how we want to respond? The answer varies, but is often no. This is one of the critical issues that will need to be...
The Three Cs

The Three Cs

The Three Cs In my 25 years of working with parents of those suffering from substance use disorder, few concepts or perspectives stand out as much as “The Three Cs”. The concept comes from the Al-Anon Family Groups, but the idea has spread to countless other family...