Dad

Parents Who Share: Resourcing for the Best Solutions

Do you expect yourself to have all the answers when your kid is struggling? Do you feel pressured to know exactly what to do “in the moment” when a crisis occurs? Do you fear losing your parental authority by admitting, “I’m not sure what to do right now?” Many parents struggle with these thoughts when […]

Alone

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 […]

Spirit

Find the Right Direction: Spirituality and Recovery

“Spirituality, technically speaking, is nothing more than focusing on something that’s bigger than oneself that gives life meaning.” –Dr. Bruce Liese, Therapist and Professor  Many support groups and treatment facilities mention the importance of spirituality in the recovery process. What does spirituality mean within the context of recovery? Many 12-step groups discuss spirituality as the […]

Tori

What Do I Do if My Child Relapses After Treatment?

Relapse can occur during anyone’s recovery following treatment. By being proactive and prepared, we can help our kids minimize the risk of relapse. However, if relapse does occur, we might feel upset, disappointed, or feel like treatment is not effective or useful. If your child relapses, you might need to look at this as a […]

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 […]