Family Resources

When addiction gets into the family system, the thought of holiday family gatherings, conversations at dinner, and other events that functional families experience rapidly fades. Our perceptions of normal life, as we once knew, all but disappears.  Emotions become tense and fearful that the addicted...

The bible tells us that forgiveness is not an option for a Christian, Eph.5:31-32. "Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in...

There is No Way They Would Use Drugs “This can’t be happening!” “There is no way my kid would do that.” “I taught them better than this. I mean they know better.” “He grew up in the church.” “She’s always been so responsible.” Do any of these statements sound familiar? These are...

Addiction is a very real problem that hurts many people. The addict, his or her family, and extended friends suffer along with the person struggling with the addiction. And, unfortunately, many of those loved ones feel an overwhelming sense of hopelessness? Have you ever asked yourself,...

Figuring out how to help a recovering addict can be a daunting task. Where do you start? What do you say? Will the situation ever change? The truth is that there are many people who have helped their loved ones to recover and are now enjoying a better life...

Do you remember coming home from school in 4th grade and telling your parents you needed a particular brand-new pair of $130 shoes? “Why do you need that?” your Mom responded. “Because,” you said, “everyone is wearing them.” And that’s when she hit you with the...

How To Help An Addict In Recovery WOOT WOOT! A loved one who is an addict has entered a treatment program and is officially in recovery. Now what? What do you say? What do you not say? Are the right words that important? What about family...

Three Ways You Can Help a Recovering Addict  Addicts, even recovering addicts, have harder demons to face than most people do. Recovery can be a lifelong battle for some, and it's one that many people fight (and many lose) alone. Having a recovering addict in the family...