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Coping With a Loved One's Addiction.
Fran Simone Ph.D.
Feeling stress, fear, and uncertainty caused by the pandemic or the addiction of a loved one? "Just for today" might help calm you down.
Are you losing the battle against a loved one's substance abuse? Don't admit defeat. Rather consider ways to help yourself and win.
Are you drowning in codependency? Consider ways to wade into safer waters.
Is it possible to let go of angter and resentment when a loved one relapses repeatedly?
We can't eliminate the fear and grief that everyone on this planet is experiencing. Embracing resilience can help lessen the burden of this challenge.
When your loved one has a problem, do you rush in to fix it? If so, there may be a better way to respond.
Are your struggling to stop fixing your loved one? Try embracing these six Cs.
Can your loved one who abuses substances contribute to your spiritual growth?
Are you overwhelmed by a loved one's substance abuse? Several changes can be of help.
Sometimes slogans and quotes can help drive negative thoughts away.
Is fear getting the better of you? Here are some ways to ramp it down.
How two young moms in recovery are doing the next right things.
Holidays getting your down? Here are a few ideas to help you cope.
Are negative thougthts, feelings and behaviors are getting in your way? Consider downsizing.
Those who abuse substances and those who love them wish for very different things.
Don't fall into the trap of comparing your family to those with addiction problems.
Want to learn how to communicate positively with your loved one? Practice these steps.
Is "why me" screaming at you? Here are a few ways to tone the volume down.
Is fear for your loved one controlling you? Here are a few suggestions to help you control your fears and worries.
Is your loved one causing you to sink into helplessness? You can find solace and support with others in the same boat.
Is negative self-talk wearing you down? You have the power to change it.
Is your loved one stealing your joy? Here are some ways to get it back.
Learning about addiction and the brain can help loved ones.
Is there a substance abuse problem in your family? The three As of recovery can help.
Do you struggle with setting firm boundaries? Here are a few things to consider.
Stigma and secrets are road blocks to recovery in addiiton.
Is your loved one wearing your out? Some "Dont's" and "Do's" can help you cope.
You can identify and change beliefs that limit you.
Is perfection getting in the way of helping your loved one? Focus on progress instead.
Developing an attitude of gratitude can help family and friends deal with the challenges of addiction.
Fran Simone, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus at Marshall University and the author of Dark Wine Waters: a Husband of a Thousand Joys and Sorrows.