If you are interested in unlimited quarterly access to these online classes, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Includes acess to an online PDF version of the book How to Help Your Child Become Drug Free .
The Trends & Common Drugs of Abuse
The Progression of Chemical Use from Experimentation to Addiction:an understanding of the differences.
The Emotional illness of Substance Abuse and The Disease of Addiction.
How drug use affects brain growth and development
The effects of alcohol and marijuna in the teen brain
The Reasons Young People Progress so Rapidly to Addiction.
The Reasons for a Drug User’s Denial.
Intervention: A Structured Approach for Parents- The Chemical Use Assessment Presentation.
Parental Denial & Enabling Behaviors – Codependency.
The Home Contract: Expectations & Consequences for your child.
How to Drug Test Your Child: A detailed examination of drug testing detection times, test protocol and common mistakes parents can make.
The Six Stages of Recovery.
Parents leave this class understanding their first role in the process of intervention (breaking down denial) and recovery.
While the Phase 1 class empowers parents with understanding the illness of addiction and providing a structure of accountability to help their child get sober, Phase II illuminates the power and the importance of the parent’s role in focusing on their relationship with their child. Parents will learn to better understand how their child is struggling with their own intra/inter personal conflicts as a teen/young adult, as well as, the fear & grief of letting go of their relationship to intoxication and “drug culture.”
Meanwhile, they no longer have drug dealers and intoxication to turn to for soothing, support and the ever important sense of “feeling felt.” Finally parents will understand the importance of putting aside their own frustrations and accessing available resources so that they can warmly & consistently support their child through this difficult time, nurturing their emotional & psychological growth.
Contents of the class:
Understanding our own “Hidden & Blind” spots within our self: Staying open to seeing ourselves.
Understanding the role of “Attachment” in our own history.
How parents nurture or hinder aspects of the developing “self”
Negotiating relationships: “showing up” instead of complying or avoiding.
Nature’s “Call Response”- Parents, Drug Dealers, Drug Culture, Therapists, 12-Step Fellowship: Who’s Responding to the Call?
The need to “Feel Felt” – “I have the experience that my parents get me”
American Culture: Solution focused, achievement, production oriented parenting vs. relational parenting
Slowing down and creating space for your child to grow.
We are asking our child to continuing on in their emotional, psychological and relational development, yet we have to continue on in our own development.
We are not powerless – We have a powerful role