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27 January

It’s been quite a while since I wrote a post about recovery books. There is much more knowledge on substance use now than when I was going through it with my child almost fourteen years ago. The words that inspire us can be beautifully written. They can touch our hearts in a certain way that […]

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27 January

Do you feel that you are being judged because of your child’s substance use? Would you like ideas on how to feel better? I posted the addiction meme below from Tanya Stanley in my Parent’s Facebook Group a while back. (If you are a parent of a child struggling with substance use, I invite you […]

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22 January

When I began changing the conversation, my son began to change. This quote is from a mom who had been concerned about her son. She was interested in changing the conversation so that things would be more positive. She decided to work on the CRAFT communication skills and was excited to see a difference in […]

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22 January

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Freedom is something that we hold dear. Inner freedom and peace of mind are valuable and should be cherished just as much. Those who can let go of negative thoughts and focus on what is going well in their life will have more peace […]

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22 January

Addiction is an equal-opportunity destroyer. It has no respect for anyone. ~ Joe Herzanek I never imagined my child’s teenage years would end with addiction. Many people experiment in high school or college and leave it at that – experimentation. Some parents are not surprised if their kids try drinking or if they smoke marijuana, as […]

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21 January

Are you concerned about your child’s lying about their addiction? Would you like to learn more about why your child does avoid the truth? It’s hard when our kids lie to cover their substance use problems. Your child may tell an outright lie, or they may omit information. Either way, it is challenging.   I recently […]

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21 January

 When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better. ~ Unknown Do you feel overwhelmed? Would a few ideas help you feel less stressed? When our kids are out of control, […]

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14 January

Siblings are the people we practice on, who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness, and caring quite often the hard way. ~Pamela Dugdale Siblings suffer greatly when their brother or sister is using substances. They can face a variety of situations when trying to deal with their family’s addiction problem. Here are two […]

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08 January

Are you struggling to keep hope alive? Would some inspiration be helpful? You can keep hope alive when it comes to your child’s substance use. When you have hope and gratitude, anything is possible. You can find a way to make positive changes, find hope, and move forward to a better place. I’ve realized that […]

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29 December

And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke We’ll soon say goodbye to another year. Before the stroke of midnight comes, I want to take a moment to pause and reflect on what worked this past year. The new Invitation to Change approach has given […]

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