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Speaking Out

There has been a sea change in the way Americans believe policy makers should be addressing addiction issues.* They want to see changes in laws, policies and attitudes so that addiction is treated as a health issue — not a law enforcement one. They want prevention, education, treatment and recovery programs to be supported.

Monday, September 1, 2008/Author: Anonym/Number of views (513)/Comments (0)/
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To Raise Our Children, We Must First Raise Ourselves

We’ve heard the quote before: “what a man thinketh, a man does; what he does, he becomes…” When I  understood the importance of being a good example for my children, I revised that old quote: “What a child sees, a child does. What a child does, a child becomes.”

Monday, September 1, 2008/Author: Anonym/Number of views (529)/Comments (0)/
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The Trauma of Family Recovery

In 1989 Virginia Lewis and I began the Family Recovery Research Project at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto to address several basic questions: what is the process of recovery for the family?  What happens over time when one or both parents stop drinking?

Monday, September 1, 2008/Author: Anonym/Number of views (490)/Comments (0)/
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Core Competencies for Co-dependents

The stories of ACOA parents struggling to do a good job of raising their children provoke thoughts of what happened in their childhoods.  What would have made a difference in that original family? A successful intervention with the alcoholic is an obvious choice, but in addition the sober parent can make an enormous difference in mitigating the damage to the children.

Monday, September 1, 2008/Author: Anonym/Number of views (533)/Comments (0)/
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