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Adult Children of Alcoholics

5 Ways to Survive an Alcoholic Parent

Vivienne Mayer | Posted 03.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Vivienne Mayer

Together we have put together our top five tips for surviving an alcoholic parent:

When Growing Up Hurts: How Parental Addiction Impacts Kids

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 02.12.2017 | Parents
Dr. Tian Dayton

Who we are speaks louder than what we say. Our facial and body language, the quality of our touch and the emotion and intent emanating from our expres...

Mom Who Admits She Is An Alcoholic Blames Family And Being A Suburban Housewife

Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

“I am absolutely, without a doubt, an alcoholic. I drink way too much,” says Linda, a mom of three. “There are times I do choose beer over them....

The Next 100 Coffee Filters: Don't Be Hasty About Your Divorce

John McElhenney | Posted 11.23.2014 | Divorce
John McElhenney

I made my case to our therapist and my then-wife, "We've lived as roommates for a while now, we can do another two months so our kids can reach the summer before we throw their entire world into this."

Ann Brenoff

Would You Want Your Kids To Feel This Way About Your Death? | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.09.2013 | Fifty

Am I upset that my dad died? Not anywhere near as upset as I am that he chose to never live.

WATCH: How To Save Mom And Dad From Their Alcohol Abuse

Posted 04.12.2013 | Fifty

Boomers have a far different relationship with their parents than their children have with them. While their kids may feel comfortable talking to them...

Resilience, Recovery and Optimism

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Nothing is black and white, and no one -- not even the most fortunate among us -- makes it through life unscathed. So what questions do we need to ask ourselves in order to find that invisible line between too little and too much focus on a painful past?

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Adult children of alcoholics (ACoAs) can and often do suffer from some features of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that are the direct result of living with the traumatizing effects of addiction.

What Makes Us Tick

Randi Miller | Posted 05.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Randi Miller

We hear a lot about dysfunction and how experiences from our childhoods can influence our lives well into adulthood. I think this is true on both the positive and negative sides.

We Came To Believe: Step Two On The Recovery Journey

Rev. Dr. Paul Bradley | Posted 10.29.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Paul Bradley

People in recovery joke that in sobriety they "get their brains back." God helps us not only to become sober and stay sober, but also restores us to sane and sensible thinking.