Decision Making 101: Life in a Family Affected by Addiction and Recovery

Day in and day out family members make decisions. They make decisions about their lives and their futures. Sometimes their heads are clear and they are doing so in the best of circumstances with healthy intentions and situations in mind….

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Oh No! She Did It Again! I Can’t Believe it!

Do you ever get shocked when a loved one uses, even though they just used or drank or acted out yesterday or last week? If so, this blog is for you. This shock or disbelief when an actively using loved…

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Focus on YOUR Recovery and Be A Loving Mirror

Ever feel like you are doing everything you possibly can for your loved one, yet they are not getting or staying sober? Perhaps you are in Alanon and/or SMART Recovery…Maybe you practice BALM®…You go to Naranon…You work your 12 steps…You have…

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Are you clear about what is going on with your loved one?

One of the most common answers family members new to coaching give when asked to detail what is actually going on with their loved one is, “I don’t know.” I don’t know. If you have a loved one who struggles…

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Sallie’s Granddaughter Relapses

“…you have enabled Melissa in the past. I also believe you stalled Melissa’s recovery process by not setting boundaries and by being a safe haven for her drug usage.” “I remember,” Sallie said solemnly. “but this time can be different….

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Sallie And Dan: A Love Story

Walking away, she decided to do something. Not having a phone book, she went to the only reliable guide she knew: google and put in “wife of addict desparate for help.” What came up were all of these sites for…

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Melissa and Sandy Concoct a Plan

Melissa paused…recalling the events of the morning in her mind. “Until we drove past mom and I started to snap out of it.” Sandy added, “It’s true. We saw you driving by and Melissa suddenly wanted to come back home….

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