Tag Archives: Family

Meet Me in the Middle: The Sandwich Generation

The term Sandwich Generation refers to individuals who serve as dual caretakers for their children under the age of 18 and their aging parents. The term refers to those who are “sandwiched” between two groups of people that depend on them for financial, physical, and emotional support. What Do You Want From Me? The Sandwich […]

Adapting to a Blended Family

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Blended families are formed when two people start a life together and bring children from previous relationships. Each blended family encounters its own set of problems and requires its own unique solutions because of the complex mix of the members of the blended family.  Adjusting to a new family dynamic can take time, but with […]

Finding Your Family in Recovery

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Family plays an integral role throughout many aspects of each individual’s life. However, the idea of a “family” can mean many things, with each individual having their own understanding of the word. Finding one’s supportive and empathetic family throughout the recovery process can be crucial in establishing effective support systems and creating an atmosphere of […]

Family Dynamics Around Addiction and Recovery

Addiction of any kind and the recovery process affects family dynamics in multiple ways. People assume different roles throughout the process and grapple with the addiction on an individual basis. The best route is not always separation as that can leave the individual suffering from substance abuse without the resources to recover and at risk […]

Get in the Right Headspace to Tell Your Kids You’re Seeking Treatment

You have made the decision to seek treatment for your addiction, but you still need to have that conversation with your children on why you are leaving home for a while. If your kids are unaware of your condition, this can be a difficult topic to broach. Even if they are aware, it is a […]

Red Table Talk: Addiction Special


Technology keeps creating different platforms to help get more information across. Facebook Watch, a place where videos can be viewed on Facebook, has a web television talk show with hosts that span three generations. Jada Pinkett Smith alongside her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, and her daughter, Willow Smith, are all hosts for this made for Facebook […]

Can I Stay Sober This Easter?

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There are some days where staying sober can be harder than others. Family holidays such as Easter, which is also a religious holiday, can be difficult to navigate. When you have used drinking and using drugs as your coping mechanism for so many years, being around your loved ones can be challenging. Even though you […]

I Am All Alone. Who Do I Talk to About My Addiction?

I Am All Alone. Who Do I Talk to About My Addiction?

If you are someone who suffers from an addiction, you may find yourself eventually all alone due to the consequences of your actions. You may believe that you are not at fault, but your loved ones may beg to differ since they were the ones taking care of you and putting out all your fires. […]

Tips on How to Help a Loved One with Addiction

Addiction is a long journey of loneliness, frustration, and learning. There can be a lot of advice from well-meaning people on how to help your loved one who suffers from addiction. Coping with a loved one’s addiction is very overwhelming and stressful for family and friends. Addiction is complicated, but there are ways you can […]