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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Statute of Limitations

May 31, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s sometimes said that the justified ones are by far the most dangerous. They’re the most difficult to let go of, and the most likely to develop into an obsession.

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In the News: The “Affluenza” Case

December 21, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Our healthcare system supports more and in some cases better treatment based on the ability to pay for it.

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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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We All Need Boundaries

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

It might be a friend, or a colleague. Maybe an ex, or a sort-of relationship. Might be a relative who doesn’t live with you. In any case, their problems are draining YOU of energy and time, and the stress is mounting. It’s a toxic relationship.

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De-Escalating Parent/Child Conflict

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

All successful negotiations depend on two outcomes, whether you’re dealing with your 15 year old, or mediating a border dispute in the Middle East.

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The Rescuer’s Plight: Avoiding the Enabling Trap

December 10, 2012 by Cecile

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Fifteen-year-old Andrea is out of control. She drinks, abuses drugs, and dances illegally at a strip club. What can Mom do about it? The answer is surprising.

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Should I Stay or Leave?

September 11, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Always good to collect opinions from others. But when you feel you’ve talked to enough people, try applying ‘impact analysis’ to the issue.

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Is it a ‘reason’ or an ‘excuse’?

April 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Anybody who lives or works with an active alcoholic is likely to hear a lot of excuses, along with protests that they are not, in fact, excuses.

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“They’ll See Me Going To Your Program”

March 11, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

The family is operating under the misconception that folks in their town don’t know, when they already do.

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