Family and addiction are often difficult topics to discuss. Addiction doesn’t just hurt those abusing, it can seriously affect everyone around them, especially their children. One
Addiction often has roots in dysfunctional relationships and communication within the family unit. Because of the complex network of relationships and interactions, family therapy is
Depression and addiction is a common combination for a dual diagnosis. Learn more about what it means to have both depression and addiction, how depression
Robin Williams’ death highlights the importance of educating and raising awareness about addiction and mental health issues. Addiction develops from a number of factors, and the experiences of childhood can play a role even as an adult. Growing up with an alcoholic parent or a relative who had a substance addiction can certainly influence an individual’s future behavior, as can being the victim of child abuse. Childhood emotional neglect falls into the category of child abuse, and it is something we see every day at our addiction treatment facility.
Family counseling can have a positive effect on codependency. By spending time together in the office of a trained therapist, families can improve their relationships