Tag Archives: parent of an addict

HONESTY IS IMPERATIVE

This is part of a series of monthly posts that reference many conversations with Dr. MacAfee. Thanks, Doc. A client and friend of Dr. MacAfee, the mother of a recovering addict wrote to me: One of the most important lessons … Continue reading

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Let Recovery Begin With Me

I will accept what is. I will accept the things I cannot change. I will find peace. Continue reading

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Resistance Training

From In All Our Affairs, Making Crises Work For You, Surrender: “’Let go and Let God.’ It sounds so simple. But when our circumstances or the circumstances of those we love weigh heavily on our minds, we may have no idea … Continue reading

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Double Edge Sword.

  Addiction is a disease like none other. A double edge sword. It tears families apart. It bonds strangers forever. I never wanted to play this role in life. I was happy being a NICU nurse. Helping families cope with … Continue reading

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Redemption And Freedom

I was still determined, at that point, to believe that she was going to beat her addiction and that I, of course, would be the glorious savior she would spend the rest of her life thanking, handing me my redemption on a silver platter. Continue reading

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SOMETIMES EVEN DEATH ISN’T A DETERRENT

  A recovering addict told me: Dying didn’t matter. I couldn’t have been any worse off than I was, but I definitely didn’t fear death. If you die, that’s sort of a blessing. I was raised Catholic, but suicide didn’t … Continue reading

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I CAN REMEMBER

    An excerpt from S.O.B.E.R.* written by a mother and son An acronym for Son Of a Bitch Everything’s Real Anita When we arrived at the family treatment program, I finally started to understand and believe that addiction is … Continue reading

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Peace In The Storm

The road to my spiritual life began when I was a young child growing up in an alcoholic family. But I didn’t start to walk this road until halfway through my life when my daughter fell ill with drug addiction. … Continue reading

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From Substandard to Comprehensive,Changing the Way We Treat Addiction

by Marybeth Cichocki How do we change addiction treatment from being substandard to being effective at saving lives?  First, the stigma must die.  Second, those suffering from the disease, the addiction professionals, the insurance industry and society must  rethink the … Continue reading

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Director Of National Drug Control Policy, Michael Botticelli is Coming to InTheRooms.com — I Love Recovery Cafe

To access this event you will need an account with InTheRooms. Once you’re logged in, on the day of the event, the Special Events video room will be open. We are honored to announce that the White House Director of … Continue reading

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