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Children of Addicts

Are We Destined to Repeat the Family Cycle?

FlockU | Posted 06.02.2016 | College

NATALIE RODRIGUEZ California State University, Fullerton '14 Growing up, my father was one of the kids himself, always cracking jokes and laughing. S...

The Selfish Nature Of Addiction: Speaking Honestly About Philip Seymour Hoffman

Melanie Gorman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Melanie Gorman

The recent news of Philip Seymour Hoffman's heroin-related death was no different for me. I don't really care that Hoffman died with a syringe in his arm. My eyes scan these stories looking for the little people -- the kids left behind.

How to Talk to a Child About a Parent's Addiction

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

In this impossible situation, what can parents, caretakers or other adults say to their children? How do they explain the wreckage of addiction to someone who, at a young age, has already been overexposed to some of the darkest potentialities of life?

Bobbi Kristina and the Children of Addiction

Michael W. Waters | Posted 04.15.2012 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

Being counted among the children of addiction is an impossible hardship. From an early age, they are taught, even forced, in many cases, to veil their parent's addiction from the public eye.

Advice for Loving an Addict and Healing Yourself

Melanie Gorman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Melanie Gorman

It's the same one that every child of an addict has: we're in love with a person who is incapable of being in a healthy, adult relationship with us.

Narcissism In A Bottle: The Self-Centeredness Of Addiction

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Tian Dayton

Both the narcissist and the addict are first and foremost self absorbed. They come first.