Intervention

An Extract from David Sheff’s ‘Beautiful Boy’

David Sheff's story about his son's addiction and recovery has led him to several realizations about himself as a parent his own need to recover from the experience. He found that his constant suffering and struggle through near crises with his son was easier to deal with than focusing on himself. Today, their relationship has evolved into one of independence, acceptance, compassion and always love.

By | 2018-02-06T13:02:03+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Recovery, Self-Care|

Podcast: “How Useful Are These Support Groups Anyway?”

In this week's podcast, Laurie and Annie compare support group experiences. They discuss what is helpful and what works, the importance of being among others who experience the same struggles. They also learned to be careful in some of these tricky group settings where giving support was sometimes equated with giving advice.

By | 2017-11-26T21:52:52+00:00 June 26th, 2017|'Coming up for Air' Podcast, Recovery, Self-Care|

Podcast: “CRAFT! Where Have You Been All My Life?”

In today's podcast, Annie and Laurie welcome Allies in Recovery founder, Dominique Simon-Levine, to explain the CRAFT method for helping families support an addicted loved one into treatment and through recovery. They share their personal experiences in implementing the CRAFT methodology and why it became their 'strategy of choice' not only in helping their addicted loved one, but also in looking after their own well-being.

By | 2017-11-26T22:12:48+00:00 May 30th, 2017|'Coming up for Air' Podcast, CRAFT, Self-Care|

Are You Willing to Change?

Our role as the family member of a struggling loved one is not limited to doing things for them. What we do for our own well-being (physical, mental, spiritual ... ) will create a ripple effect that brings relief and much needed change, within us and all around us.

By | 2017-11-22T21:36:44+00:00 March 13th, 2015|Communication, CRAFT, Self-Care|