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20
Feb

Six Types Of Emotional Abuse Towards Children

Six Types Of Emotional Abuse Towards Children Children who experience emotional abuse are prone to developing mental and emotional issues later in life. Emotional abuse leaves deep wounds, as physical abuse does, breaking a child’s spirit. Varying forms of emotional abuse can have different effects on a child short term and long term. Rejecting: When...
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02
Feb

Alcohol and Children

Alcohol and Children Until they hit their twenties, children are developing their bodies and their minds. According to KidsHealth, 80% of high schoolers have tried alcohol. By filling their bodies with alcohol, they could be causing damage to the organs, muscles, bones, and their decision-making. It is important for parents to be involved in their...
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16
Jan

What Does Treating the Family Entail?

What Does Treating the Family Entail? A common problem that many drug and alcohol addicts experience is related to interpersonal relationships.  The relationships we have with our family and friends can influence substance abuse overall.  One goal of substance abuse treatment is improving the quality of relationships that we have with others.  We need to...
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26
Dec

Substance Abuse: A Family Member’s Perspective

Substance Abuse: A Family Member’s Perspective The family of an addict is influenced in many ways due to the effects of the addict’s behavior.  Family members sometimes suffer in silence with overwhelming feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and sadness.  Those affected can include anyone in the addict’s family including mothers, fathers, in-laws, brothers, sisters, children, spouses,...
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31
Oct

The Addicted Family

The Addicted Family   Most of us belong to a group of people referred to as our family.  We may define the participants of this family in different ways but the term family represents those that are closest to us emotionally and spiritually.  An addict’s family is no different than a non-addict’s family.  Each has...
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01
Sep

How to Speak to your Family about your Recovery

Speaking to your family about your recovery is a crucial part of the healing process. It can seem like a real challenge, especially if you’re embarrassed and remorseful for your behavior while you were using. Knowing that they’ve seen you at your worst can be a lot to bare. Yet shedding light on the situation...
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24
Aug

Will Everything Be Better When My Loved One Gets Sober?

Drugs and alcohol are often the symptom of a greater underlying problem which could include a co-occurring mental health disorder. Once the drugs and alcohol are taken away, there is still the underlying problem. Drugs and alcohol are anesthetics- they numb physical and emotional pain. Once the anesthesia wears off, the pain returns. Once an...
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24
Dec

A Plan for Recovery this Christmas

Today is Christmas Eve and hopefully the stress of shopping and traveling has come to an end. Now, you are probably thinking you can breathe a sigh of relief, relaxing for the remainder of the holiday. But if you are working a program of recovery, that might not be the best course of action. Surely,...
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31
Aug

Recognizing Everyone In Recovery

Tomorrow marks the beginning of National Recovery Month. It is an important time for everyone working a program of addiction recovery. Every September, events are held all over the country to acknowledge the millions of people working to better their existence. Everyone one who has lived in active addiction is fully aware that recovery is...
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24
Nov

Thanksgiving: Having Fun and Staying Sober

Thursday marks the beginning of the holiday season with Thanksgiving: A time for families to come together to spend quality time over a plethora of food, football and in most cases alcohol. The holidays can be a tricky time for people in recovery, especially those who are new to the program. The typical experience for...
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