how to talk to teens about addiction in the family

It’s not an easy task, figuring out how to talk to teens about addiction in the family. As a general rule, teens are walking maelstroms of hormones and emotions anyway, and a serious conversation about any topic can be vexing. However, it’s important to understand one thing: Teens are on the cusp of adulthood, meaning…

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how to talk to young children about addiction

If you’re wondering how to talk to young children about addiction, know this: Chances are, they’re more aware of it than you think. Consider: Earlier this month, The New York Times reported [1] on efforts in Carter County, Tennessee, to teach children as young as 6 to administer Narcan — the overdose-reversal drug naloxone —…

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family-related frequently asked questions

At Cornerstone of Recovery, our therapists field a number of family-related frequently asked questions by loved ones of the addicts and alcoholics we treat. Bryce Nolen, a former Cornerstone family therapist who now heads up our Family Fundamentals Program, has compiled 10 of them and provided answers that may help shed some light on what…

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Family Fundamentals schedule

The Family Fundamentals schedule is determined in advance by Cornerstone of Recovery’s therapists to give both patients and their loved ones an opportunity to take part in one of the most transformational parts of the patient’s recovery journey. The family packet provided to the immediate relatives of all patients includes information on local hotel options…

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Family Fundamentals

For 20 years now, they’ve come to Cornerstone of Recovery in Louisville, Tennessee, desperate for the answers, understanding and hope that our Family Fundamentals Program provides. Their loved ones have been in Cornerstone’s various alcohol and drug treatment programs for days, weeks even, but back home, their family members have been picking up the pieces.…

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Family Therapy

From the very beginning, family members are part of the drug and alcohol treatment process at Cornerstone of Recovery, because they’ve been a part of the disease and all of the pain that goes along with it. They’ve watched as drugs and alcohol have progressed from a habit to an addiction, wondering when to step…

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EMDR therapy

Recovering from trauma is never a walk in the park, but one of the most powerful tools to help patients do so, EMDR therapy, sure started out that way. EMDR — Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing — is the brainchild of psychologist Francine Shapiro, who began her career as an English teacher before being diagnosed…

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fitness therapy and addiction recovery

On the surface, a gym on the campus of a drug and alcohol treatment facility might seem an odd addition. With a little prodding, however, most people reach that a-ha moment fairly quickly: Of course fitness therapy for addiction recovery is an ideal tool for struggling patients. After all, addiction and exercise affect the same…

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