Games to Help With Addiction | Codependency Therapy

Games to Help With Addiction | Codependency Therapy

Games to help with addiction | codependency therapy – seriously? What’s in a Game? Play Therapy for Adults by Kathleen Grant, MA, LMFT, and Laura Osborn, PsyD, CHT, is a book like no other I’ve read in the genre of books that can help families recover from addiction. It’s like no other for three keyContinue Reading

Addiction – Substance Use Disorders – Families – We Recover | We Vote

Addiction – Substance Use Disorders – Families – We Recover | We Vote

Addiction – Substance Use Disorders – Families.  We Recover | We Vote and We are Facing Addiction! WE are the more than one-hundred million Americans who are either living their lives in long-term recovery from addiction (aka Substance Use Disorders) OR the family and friends whose lives were devastatingly changed trying to help loved onesContinue Reading

Living With or Divorcing a Spouse Who Drinks Too Much

Living With or Divorcing a Spouse Who Drinks Too Much

Living with or divorcing a spouse who drinks too much can be a terrifying, exhausting nightmare — especially when children are involved. In fact, one of my most frequently read blog posts is Fears for Children When Divorcing an Alcoholic. I wrote it to address one of the most common issues mothers, fathers, and family law attorneys have expressedContinue Reading

William Miko Speaks Out as Today’s Face of Recovery

There is a great deal of confusion, stigma, shame and discrimination surrounding addiction and addiction treatment and recovery. Yet those who have the chronic, often relapsing brain disease of addiction and are in recovery live healthy, productive, engaged lives — the same kinds of lives as people who do not have this disease. But allContinue Reading

Codependency – Impact of Codependent’s Self-Esteem on Relationships

Codependency – Impact of Codependent’s Self-Esteem on Relationships

Codependency expert and frequent guest author, Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT, shares her research on the impact of a codependent’s self-esteem on their relationships. Darlene is the author of Codependency for Dummies and Conquering Shame and Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You, and her latest eBook is titled, Dealing with a Narcissist, 8 Steps to Raise Self-Esteem and SetContinue Reading

Addiction Recovery – Now That’s Success – Face of Recovery Andy Vergara

Addiction Recovery – Now That’s Success – Face of Recovery Andy Vergara

There is a great deal of confusion, stigma, shame and discrimination surrounding addiction and addiction treatment and recovery. Yet those who have the chronic, often relapsing brain disease of addiction and are in recovery live healthy, productive, engaged lives — the same kinds of lives as people who do not have this disease. But all theContinue Reading

Study Drugs | Guest Author Allison Kreiger Walsh, J.D.

Study Drugs | Guest Author Allison Kreiger Walsh, J.D.

Parents may have heard their teens and college students mumbling about the power of “study drugs,” but what are they and what do they do? Today’s guest author, Allison Kreiger Walsh, J.D., of Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS), separates fact from fiction in today’s post. ARS is a network of addiction recovery programs, including online educationalContinue Reading

Taking Control of Anxiety – Guest Author, Dr. Thomas Kimball

Taking Control of Anxiety – Guest Author, Dr. Thomas Kimball

As National Mental Health Month draws to a close, I’d like to share an article on taking control of anxiety written by Dr. Thomas Kimball, Ph.D., LMFT. He serves as the Director of the Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities and holds the George C. Miller Family Regents Professorship at Texas Tech University. He is co-authorContinue Reading