Looking in the Rear View Mirror of My Son’s Addiction
Since your child was born, you have tried to be a “good-enough” parent. This obligation, skill set includes comforting and reducing his “boo-boos” to lessen the hurt. When the child…Read More
Looking Beyond The Peephole of Addiction
There are many books about addiction. Some are written by mothers who give you a glance into their private world of what it’s like having a daughter who is NOT…Read More
Getting the Best Treatment? Not if your child Feels Stigmatized
Parents want the best treatment for their children who have substance abuse disorders yet only 18% of those who misuse drugs, including alcohol, receive treatment for their addiction, according to…Read More
CDC Provisional Counts of 2021 Addiction Are Released Today, And They ARE Sobering!
The U.S. Covoid pandemic did a number on overdose deaths – 93,000 last year, to be exact, according to CDC figures released today on drug-related deaths occurring within the fifty…Read More
Music Not Glamorizing Drugs Now?
Once upon a time, musicians glamorized drugs. Janis Joplin, in the late 60’s, would appear on stage at The Fillmore East in lower Manhattan with a “Southern Comfort” bottle. I…Read More
Self-Defeating Behaviors That Parents of Substance Abusers Believe
Self-Defeating Behaviors that Parents of Substance Abusers Believe Guilt: I caused the addiction. I must be a bad parent! If I can’t control my child’s behavior, then I must be…Read More