16 09, 2017

How to Finally Stop the Cycle of Abuse

September 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Physical abuse occurs every 20 minutes in the US by an intimate partner. Every year, more than 10 million men and women experience emotional abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, and more. That’s 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men. During the cycle of abuse, the abuser will do everything they can to

16 06, 2017

Powerful Tips for Avoiding Relapse

June 16th, 2017|0 Comments

If you have recently started (or you are thinking about starting) recovery from addiction, you are understandably looking for the most powerful tips for avoiding relapse during this recovery process. The reality of addiction is that at least half of those who enter recovery will relapse at some point. This means that they will fall

8 06, 2017

How to Help A Sibling Struggling With Addiction

June 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Having a sibling with addiction is one of the most heart-rendering things you can go through. In fact, watching any loved one go through addiction is unspeakably difficult. You can see the problem, you know something has to be done, but you feel powerless to actually help. This is something of a mirror image to

28 05, 2017

What It’s Like to Be an Adult Child of an Alcoholic

May 28th, 2017|1 Comment

Alcoholism often reaches far beyond the individual alcoholic, reaching out to affect everyone around them – including an adult child of an alcoholic many years later. From emotional repression to problems with intimacy, alcoholism in a parent can impact a child for years, and even decades, to come. This post examines the way that alcoholism

24 05, 2017

What You Can Do When Addiction Runs in Your Family

May 24th, 2017|0 Comments

“A man who drinks too much on occasion is still the same man as he was sober. An alcoholic, a real alcoholic, is not the same man at all. You can’t predict anything about him for sure except that he will be someone you never met before.” ~ Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye Addiction and

16 05, 2017

How Addiction Affects the Family Unit

May 16th, 2017|2 Comments

Whether it is a parent, a child, a spouse or an extended family member who struggles with addiction, there is no question that addiction directly affects the family unit. Anyone who has struggled with addiction themsleves or had a loved one with an addiction problem would likely agree that addiction does not exist in a

5 12, 2016

Gifts That Keep Giving: Opportunities to Give Back in Boise

December 5th, 2016|0 Comments

“Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.” ~ Jim Rohn Mariah Carey on the radio? Big sales at the store? Family recipes being dusted off? All of this can only mean one thing: Christmas is almost upon us. After the craziness of Black Friday, holiday cheer is sure to

7 11, 2016

How to Talk to Your Kids About Your Addiction and Recovery

November 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Living a life of recovery after a season (or a lifetime) of addiction comes with a new set of rules and challenges. If you have children, you learn quickly that there are some ways to talk to your kids about addiction and recovery that are effective - and others that aren't. Depending on varying factors,

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