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Family Therapy Techniques

Those addicted to substances are seldom the only victim of their addiction. In many cases, family and friends also experience and feel the effects. This is particularly true in adolescents and young adults who are still dependent on their parents. Noting the importance of family to these addicted individuals, it’s easy to understand the equal…

young girl shows family problems with addiction

My Family Problems with Addiction

Having a loved one who has an addiction to drugs or alcohol is extremely difficult for everyone involved. Whether it’s your child, spouse, or parent, you can see how drug or alcohol abuse causes family problems with addiction. Addiction can cause strain between family members in several ways. Sometimes, family members can contribute to the…

man learns about how his family can help and hurt sobriety

How Family Can Help and Hurt Sobriety

Addiction is a disease that doesn’t just affect the individual alone. It radiates outward, touching the lives of friends, coworkers, peers, and, often, family. For many people, family members receive the brunt of the impact from someone struggling with drug or alcohol abuse. Addiction can cause serious strain on relationships, damaging them when they are…

spouses turned away on the couch from substance abuse and marriage trouble

Substance Abuse and Marriage Trouble

Unfortunately, substance abuse and marriage trouble are often found together. After all, substance abuse doesn’t just impact a single person: It also impacts the people they are closest to. Understanding the scope of substance abuse and its influence on others may help some couples find help and treatment before they feel the need for divorce.…

woman in therapy showing symptoms of depression

Symptoms Of Depression

If you are feeling down most days of the week, you may wonder if depression is the cause. Understanding the symptoms of depression will help you identify if that is your problem. Depression can lead to additional problems for many people. Some people turn to drugs or alcohol when depression strikes. When this occurs, then co-occurring…

Fighting family knows what effects can alcoholism have on a family

How Alcoholism Can Affect Family

If you or a loved one is struggling to control their drinking, you may be wondering what effects can alcoholism have on a family? As you can probably imagine, the effects can be devastating. Alcoholism, unfortunately, impacts not only addicted individuals but also their loved ones, family, and friends. The effects of alcoholism on family…