Why Addiction is a Family Disease

August 9, 2018 by Matthew Boyle

Partners of addicted people may have difficulty leaving or setting boundaries because they do not wish to be rejected or hated by their partner.

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Family Dynamic

December 11, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s difficult, perhaps impossible, for them to fully separate the behavior from the person. So in recovery, they may cling to resentments from the distant past.

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How Easy am I to Manipulate?

February 20, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Their targets often know or strongly suspect they’re being manipulated, but give in anyway because they can’t figure out how to avoid it.

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Whose Fault Is It, Anyway?

December 16, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

It makes us uncomfortable to acknowledge that degree of helplessness.

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Your Greatest Fear

September 5, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

They don’t realize how effectively their actions are undermining their own goal: getting the addict into treatment.

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Models of Addiction: The Temperance Model

August 1, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

The idea was that the drinker would admit his sins, beg forgiveness, accept punishment, and promise to abstain from that point on.

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The Family That Recovers Together

April 3, 2013 by Lisa Neumann

If we have been or are in the addict’s path, we have dealt with having to compromise.

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Six Things You Can Do While Your Loved One’s in Treatment

February 14, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Too often our own hopes, dreams, and aspirations have been shunted aside.

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Why You Can’t Stop Someone Else From Drinking or Drugging

January 8, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Simple truth: Nobody can watch over another human being 100% of the time.

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Intervention: Dealing With the “What ifs”

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

If we do nothing, the alcoholic will probably wind up, at some point in the progression of addiction, in exactly the circumstances we fear.

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