Tips for Family Recovery

10 TIPS for Family Recovery Recovery from chemical dependency for the family involves becoming educated about the disease, adjusting to the sobriety of the chemically dependent member, overcoming the negative effects of chemical dependency, and developing new, healthy behaviors to replace old ones that ultimately caused pain (such as enabling). Family recovery is a gradual…

April 20th – Marijuana Day – This Year

Talk to your child/clients about this day of “trigger” http://news.yahoo.com/denver-police-issue-dozens-citations-pot-events-202413168.html Here is a story I did with the media a few years back… “420” Ask teenagers local teens and young adults what “420” is, and the typical response is evasive. “Uh, I don’t know what that is,” a number of teens who were hanging out…

From Experimentation to Addiction

Experimentation: Experimentation is defined as a “one time event.” Once intoxication is experienced, the experiment is over. It is not a phase at all… Misuse: Misuse is characterized as infrequent use for the purpose of intoxication. The misuse’s are those who do not have a pattern of weekend or weekday use, but use on social…