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Children of Alcoholics

When Did Alcohol Become a Part of Everything We Do?

Allison Hudson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

It sometimes amazes me that I enjoy life so much sober. I don't have anything against people drinking. I think some things should remain innocent and wholesome. Time with kids is one of them.

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?

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.

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

The Mouthy Housewives | Posted 08.17.2012 | Parents
The Mouthy Housewives

My husband didn't have a father growing up, and its very important to him to be an active part of our son's life. They have a great relationship, and he's my son's best friend, hands down.

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.