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The Opioid Epidemic: Are We Forgetting Our Senior Population?

A recent column in The Washington Post began with this line:  “The face of the nation’s opioid epidemic increasingly is gray and wrinkled.”1  Throughout the rise in the opioid epidemic and its expansive media coverage, the face of the addict… Read the rest

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Whether or Not Our Loved One Finds Recovery

Loving someone who has a problem with drugs or alcohol is life changing for the entire family.  Those of us who have been down this road know that we have spent huge chunks of time and energy trying to help… Read the rest

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When the Family Understands

  I read this quote from a person in recovery and it broke my heart for many reasons. First, because I have known so many families that have been torn apart by the disease of addiction. And second, because there… Read the rest

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A Program for Living

  The Twelve Step recovery program is essentially a program for living, even if the person is not suffering from an addictive behavior. But there is a stigma associated with Twelve Step programs that make other people leery of considering… Read the rest

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Enabling vs. Helping

Am I enabling or helping and what is the difference?  This is a question I have been asked by clients many times.  It is also a question I have asked myself.  We can all think of fact patterns that we… Read the rest

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Preparing our Relationships for the Holidays

The Norman Rockwell version of the family holiday party exudes warmth, peace and connection. In a family with a loved one in early recovery, the mere idea of a family gathering can cause enormous stress. Before our loved one entered… Read the rest

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