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Codependency

Mar 27

Codependency

Thanks to Maria and Lynn for the guest post article. Are You in a Codependent Relationship? The concept of codependency has its origin in addiction treatment. In the 1930s, Dr. Bob and Bill W. created Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), which changed the perception of addiction from a weakness in character...

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Sep 24

Divorce and Kids

  One of the interesting things in my world is that people contact me and ask if they can help. I have been working with Rosanne for a few months and she has contributed many very good things to Drug Class.  I am blessed.  Thank you Roseanne! Divorce As An Early Trauma Can Contribute...

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Aug 15

Help for the Family

Addiction: Where Do Family Members Get Support? Whether it’s your teen or adult child, your parent, your spouse or a sibling, dealing with a loved one’s addiction is hard. There are so many facets of the problem. Their behavior may range from selfish and impulsive to violent and bizarre....

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Jul 27

Tips for Parents

The picture above shows what doesnt work. I have said for a lonf time that teens with drug or alcohol issues don't have hearing problems.... yelling at them won't help.  In fact is usually makes things worse.   As parents we need to learn how to listen. Here are some tips from Dr. Daniel...

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Jun 17

I didn't know that!!

Fort Albany Day 2 Started the day with a walk, the video I posted it a good example of what it is like here. Fort Albany in essentially on the delta of the Albany River.There is lots of marsh and lots of bush and lots of quiet. Our first presentation was at the Health Centre and was on the effects...

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Jun 17

I didn't know that!!

Fort Albany Day 2 Started the day with a walk, the video I posted it a good example of what it is like here. Fort Albany in essentially on the delta of the Albany River.There is lots of marsh and lots of bush and lots of quiet. Our first presentation was at the Health Centre and was on the effects...

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Jul 28

One for the Parents

Addiction hurts addicts but it hurts families too, sometimes more.  Loving someone who is suffering, often dying from addiction is a hard thing to do, being their parent is even harder. Here is an excellent look at this from the Belfast Telegraph Spare a thought for the families of addicts like...

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Feb 27

Where did my kid go?

Drug and/or alcohol use changes teens and has a bigger effect on them than it does on adults. Their brains are still growing, their personalities developing and regular substance use changes their direction.   As parents we have to get past the idea that "they are just being kids"  and it...

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Jan 05

Habits Start Early

An Article on CBC caught my eye. Too many novice drivers drinking: police Last Updated: Thursday, December 23, 2010 | 4:47 PM CST  CBC News  Winnipeg police and Manitoba Public Insurance are sounding the alarm about young novice drivers being caught with booze in their system. 'There are...

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Jan 03

Perceptions - Not Good or Bad

We are what we think, and the way we think about things determines our attitudes. "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." William Shakespeare I am always surprised by the amount of resistance people have about getting help for a drug and alcohol problem. Many people seem to...

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