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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12 Step is Holistic

July 9, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s a spiritual program that addresses emotional growth alongside behavior change.

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Families: Getting More From 12-Step Support

February 14, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

The way you feel changes over time — and that’s why people keep going to meetings.

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Families: On Being a Newcomer in a 12-Step Group

February 13, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

What can a newbie reasonably expect from participation in Alanon et al? Support, although perhaps of a type you don’t initially recognize, since it doesn’t involve much sympathy.

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Families: Why Alanon?

February 11, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

If you’ve made friends among people who share your experience and are willing to listen, you’re miles ahead of most family members, who still have no place where they can safely vent their own problems.

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12-Step Programs for Families

February 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Family programs like Al-anon and Alateen can help us learn ways to recover from the effects of someone else’s addiction, and help us contribute to their recovery

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