Growing Up With An Addicted Parent
I remember as a twelve year old, sitting alone in our living room after one of our by then typical family meltdowns …….trying to make sense of the pain and general devastation of our once very happy f...
Alcohol Awareness Month: “Changing Attitudes: It’s not a rite of passage”
The National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD) is promoting their 32nd Annual Alcohol Awareness month this April. The theme for this year encompasses the idea of drinking as a rite of pa...
Healing the Roots of Women’s Sexual and Relational Struggles
Girls are often born into this world surrounded by messages about who they are supposed to be, and who they should become; Be cute. Smile. Be a nice girl. Just give them a hug. Don’t make a fuss. ...
Reality! Who needs it?
Individuals in recovery have generally spent a lot of time avoiding their painful, shameful or fearful reality. Using chemicals, relationships, busyness, spending, eating, not eating, fantasy, gamblin...
Jennifer Lewis Talks to People Magazine
Jennifer Lewis is talking about her battles with bipolar and sex addiction. In a recent interview with People magazine, she opens up about how this affected her life, and the repeating cycle of her b...
Do Religious Families Play A Role In Addiction?
Religious Families and Addiction
Written by Thomas Gagliano, MSW
In order to understand why religious families inadvertently and at times unintentionally create an environment where their children...