“In Recovery, I’m A Much Better Version Of The Old Me” By Beth Brantner, LPCC, LADC, LAC

Did you know that a higher percentage of attorneys and physicians struggle with problematic drinking behaviors than the general public? According to a study by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation of 12,825 licensed attorneys and judges from 19 states, 21% to 36% of those surveyed qualified as having problematic drinking behaviors.  In comparison, about 15%…
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My Adult Child Is Addicted/Alcoholic, And The Rest Of Us Are Falling Apart!

Consider the commercial where a young man says he is never going to get married, never going to have children, never going to move to the suburbs, and never going to drive a van. At the end we see him lying on the couch in his suburban home with his wife and two young children…
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Be Kind, Rewind

Not long ago, this was a familiar sight “be kind rewind”. It was a reminder to return the video in the condition we found it and to show consideration to the next guy. If we happened to get a video that needed rewinding it was another frustration to add to our day. Videos are a…
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What Is Enabling And What Is Helpful?

Let’s say you have an adult son or daughter who is harmfully involved with drugs or alcohol. You want to help so you have paid the rent or other bills, given him money, bailed him out problems or let him move back home. Sure, he’s promised to make things right, but things don’t get better.…
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The No-Judgment Zone And The Golden Rule

The No-Judgment Zone & the Golden Rule by Beth Brantner, LPCC, Lost and Found Ministry and reGROUP Addiction, it’s all around us. We’re bombarded with tragedies associated with addiction such as car accidents where people are under the influence, violence, fights, theft, broken families, poverty, homelessness, damaged relationships, absentee parents, and so on. It is…
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