The Parent’s Journey

Overview – Understanding Addiction

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of

Addiction – Disease or Choice?

Addiction – Disease or Choice?

For this post, I am bringing in the expertise of Karen Odell Barber (see Overview-

Catching it Early

Catching it Early

The Q&A session with Karen Odell Barber continues… Q – Would you say that picking

Help – My Life is in Chaos, Part 1

Do you feel all over the place? Are you struggling to do basic things like

Help – My Life is in Chaos, Part 2

The Next Step – Support for You So the first step is to understand what

Plan of Action – The Basics (Overview)

When our lives have become so unmanageable that we can’t take any more, we reach

Emotions

Emotions

So what can we do about all these emotions that flood in? Do you feel

Addiction is the Bully

Addiction is the Bully

“If you can give up on needing someone to be loveable before you love them,

Enabling

Enabling

This is what we have all been doing. Our addicted child doesn’t exist in a

Denial

Denial

One of the strongest human instincts is the avoidance of pain. Not long ago, we

Fix our son/daughter. We want our lives back.

Fix our son/daughter. We want our lives back.

  Is this how you feel right now? It’s how I felt when I first

Breakthrough, Part 1

Breakthrough, Part 1

OK – I recognise that I’m part of the problem. Where do I begin? You