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Category: Addiction

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06 August

This is a guest post on mental wellness by Stacy Bryant. In today’s fast-paced and interconnected world, the mental well-being of our teens and young adults has never been more crucial. Adolescence and early adulthood are vital stages for personal growth and development, making it essential for parents to prioritize their children’s mental health. As […]

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28 July

Are you concerned about your adult child? Do you feel like you need to improve your communication? There is plenty of information available about helping struggling adult children when they live at home or close by. But it is more challenging when your child doesn’t live at home. It creates a dilemma when you have concerns […]

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23 July

Are you seeking recovery resources because your teen is experimenting with drugs or alcohol? Or maybe you’re at the point where you can you no longer ignore your adult child’s prescription drug, cocaine, or heroin problem? Substance use affects families from all walks of life. It is continuing to take a much larger toll than most […]

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14 July

Did you receive the message that ‘tough love’ is the only thing that will save the life of your struggling young adult or teen? Do you feel torn about how to help your teen who is experimenting with drugs or alcohol? When I was first dealing with substance use issues in my family, I thought […]

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18 June

Are you concerned about our sons struggling with addiction? Would some positive ideas and action steps be helpful? What are some things we can do as a society to help our boys and young men succeed in life? We tend to focus on women, minorities, and other groups that society sidelines, which is important.  But […]

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17 June

We will honor our fathers on Sunday. It’s wonderful that most fathers show up and want only the best for their children. They are available, loving, and involved. And it can be a bittersweet day for those concerned about their son or daughter or who have lost their child to addiction. Fathers have a significant […]

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04 June

Many parents and loved ones of those struggling with substance use have gotten the message that to detach with love is the answer. The justification given is that you cannot help your child until they are ready. When you detach from the pain and anguish that addiction can cause, you take care of yourself. However, […]

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28 May

Is your child in early recovery? Are you relieved yet also continue to worry? It can be a huge relief when your child decides to change their life. You can be a great source of encouragement for your son or daughter. It is helpful to learn about things you can do to be supportive. Your […]

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28 May

There are millions who are in the process of change. They have gone through the process to improve their life. Your child can be there too. Letting go of any bad habit is a process. Yet, when you quit doing the wrong things, you make more room for the things that bring you joy. Self-compassion […]

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