Tag Archives: Addiction in the family. Recovering from addiction.

Addiction Feeds On Pain And Negativity.

We’ve all experienced pain and had negative thoughts. But some of us don’t cope well with pain due to a disordered brain chemistry. For people struggling with addiction emotional pain can turn toxic, becoming dangerous, mood-altering self-pity. Self-pity is an excessive, self-absorbed unhappiness over one’s own troubles. It often goes hand-in-hand with substance abuse. Addiction is

Politics and the Alcoholic Family.

 It’s hard to scroll through posts on social media or watch TV without coming upon political rants. Witnessing the political divide fracturing North America is frightening. Seriously, I am deeply concerned. I choose not to fan this fire by sharing put down memes. Some of the statements I have read and listened to are so

Growing Up In Addiction

Sometimes we have to go back and parent ourselves. When the “little me” was healed, the “big me” grew up. As a little girl, I felt responsible for my parents. I still remember feeling anxious, sitting in the backseat of our car as it wobbled down the highway. I thought my alcoholic father would pass