Upset

Am I Enabling My Child’s Addiction and Destructive Behavior?

One of the most common thoughts and concerns of family members of individuals with problematic behaviors and addictions is whether we enable the behavior. We worry that there is something that we are or are not doing that is driving our child to use substances, alcohol, or engage in other behaviors, like cutting or promiscuity. […]

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How to Combat Social Anxiety to Avoid Loneliness

Dealing with social anxiety can impact a person’s ability to make meaningful connections to others. Social anxiety is a unique type of anxiety that some people feel when they are in social situations or even just anticipating a social event. While many people in recovery from addiction might experience a degree of loneliness if they […]

Support

The Power of Altruism for Compassionate Support

Support groups provide an opportunity for us to heal by being there for one another. There is a great deal of power in just being present for others to help us in recovery. Altruism, or the practice of displaying concern for others’ welfare, benefits both the giver and the receiver. When participating in support groups […]

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Is My Kid’s Video Game A Hobby Or an Addiction?

There can be a fine line between a video game hobby and an addiction. Does our kid just have a high interest in games, or are video games masking underlying pain? Are video games fun, or are they your child’s means of escape from other issues? Compounding video game addiction is the widespread use and […]

Friends

How to Build a Strong Connection Through Common Interests

Recovery from addiction is about building strong and healthy connections to significant parts of our lives. As parents, we might struggle to connect with our kids, especially when struggling with mental health issues, behavioral problems, or addiction. Many of these issues can be challenging to discuss, and we might not understand our kids’ point of […]