Family & Children

Adult children of alcoholics

Characteristics of Adult Children of Alcoholics

Inconsistent orders. Unreliable actions. Constant chaos. If you grew up in an alcoholic environment, you probably lived in continual fear, wondering what was happening around you. One minute your life seemed perfect, and at the seemingly smallest thing, it overturned into madness and confusion. Children of alcoholics are survivalists by nature, but they often survive …

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Road to recovery

The importance of family involvement in treatment

Those who experience a therapeutic family component to their care have a 65 per cent higher probability of getting, and more importantly, staying well. Recovering from something like anxiety, depression, traumaor addiction is no easy feat, and it requires an entire family to ensure long term well-being.  In this article, we explain why family involvement …

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Emotional sobriety

What is Attachment Theory? Part One

“Tell me what it was like growing up.” “Let’s go back to your childhood.”  “What was your relationship like with your parents?”  These questions come from psychologists and therapists around the world to the point where they can become annoyingly cliché.  Those sitting across from a well-meaning counsellor may roll their eyes and think, My childhood …

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How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime

Simply put, childhood trauma is a risk factor for almost any health issue that may develop years down the road. From depression and anxiety to cardiovascular disease, cancer, and obesity, childhood trauma can not only be a direct cause of these physical and mental issues, but what’s worse, sometimes the past trauma goes unrecognized altogether, …

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Top 10 Signs of Codependency in Relationships

Codependence is a psychological term that describes an unhealthy or self defeating behaviour most commonly prevalent in family and friendships. The Wikipedia definition is a type of dysfunctional helping relationship where one person supports or enables another person’s drug addiction, alcoholism, gambling addictions, poor mental health, immaturity, irresponsibility, or underachievement. Common signs of codependency may …

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