Codependent Some More
Jul02

Codependent Some More

My daughter, Annie, recently shared my manuscript with her good friend, Megan. Megan is “her person,” that special woman with whom she shares most everything in life. I first learned of the friendship when Annie chose to dress up like Megan one year for Halloween. She donned a bobbed purple wig, and drew a floral “sleeve” tattoo on her right arm with felt tip markers. The costume was completed by smuggling a periwinkle dress out of...

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Healing Addiction in the Family—Let Change Begin with Me
May15

Healing Addiction in the Family—Let Change Begin with Me

For those of us who love an addict, what is it that we want them to do? Topping our list is most certainly the desire that they stop drinking and/or stop using drugs. Then we can stop worrying about them, and stop worrying about what will happen to us if something terrible happens to them. We also want them to stop their embarrassing, if not criminal behavior. Reading the family name in the police call section of the newspaper, or...

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Freeing News for the Parents of Addicts
May15

Freeing News for the Parents of Addicts

This is my inaugural blog. My first blog, ever.  It occurs to me on this momentous occasion that my first blog needs to impart the most important message I have to share about addiction. If I never again have the opportunity to speak to the parents and families of addicts, what is the most pressing thing I want them to know? What is the one great insight, the liberating truth, the greatest gift I’ve brought with me from my journey...

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