How to Parent Your Adult Child

Parents never stop being parents, even as children grow up, get jobs, move out and have families of their own. As a parent, you’re committed to your child’s success, regardless of their age, and you

What Is Powerlessness? Step One of the 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

“We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable.” That’s Step 1 of the 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, and as anyone who is active in the 12-Step community will

Eradicating the Shame of Addiction

September was National Recovery Month. We observed Mental Illness Awareness Week at the beginning of October. Yesterday, we recognized World Mental Health Day. These three observances have some overall objectives, many

RECOVERY CHALLENGE DURING HOLIDAYS

Are you new to addiction recovery? If you are, then you may find yourself dreading next week a little—or a lot. Next Tuesday is our Independence Day. And for many working a program of recovery, major holidays