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4 Most Common Areas of Relapse

I know relapse can be a dreaded word, and it carries with it a lot of negative connotations, so let’s settle on a definition before we move any further. I believe relapse is defined as: “When, after a period of abstinence, a person re-engages in an activity that is painful to themselves or to others.”…

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New Year, New YOU

Last week, I challenged loved-ones of addicts to find a support group.  Well near the end of a recent support group class I was hosting, we went around the room and recapped what everyone learned and some of the best takeaways. Here are a few quotes from the parents, spouses, and other loved ones who…

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Break Out of the Shells

I don’t know how the phrase “walking on eggshells” came about. I don’t know what it means, exactly, or what historical thing it’s referencing. What I do know is this: I hear it a lot, especially from moms and dads, spouses, siblings, and other friends and family members of addicts. I will meet with an…

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A New Year’s Resolution YOU Can Be Proud Of

With the start of the New Year upon us, people are once again looking to improve themselves and accomplish new goals. Half of all Americans set a New Year’s resolution, which is admirable, but research shows that a full 88% of those resolutions fail! So this year instead of setting out to make some drastic change…

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The Best Thing My Mom Ever Did

My good friend Floyd works down at Rob’s Ranch, a treatment center in Central Oklahoma for men struggling with chemical dependency. He’s the health and nutrition supervisor, and makes a point to spend time with many of the families each weekend as they arrive for visitation. In conversations around the dining room table, I’ve heard him tell…

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Give Hope for Christmas!

This past year I’ve met a lot of incredible people. Two of them stopped by Hope HQ this week to drop off some gifts. This Christmas will be their first without their son, whom they lost to addiction this past year. But they are not alone, hundreds of others in our cities, churches & communities…

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The Mother’s Prayer

If you read my last two posts, then I think you would agree that I’ve got one INCREDIBLE mom! And I bet you can now understand why I love her so much?! I’m so grateful that God has brought us both through my mess, all the way to this place where we have a great…

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It Got My Son (Part 2)

Guest Post: Pam Lang Read Part 1 here… — So what do you do? I tried denial and found it to be awesome. I joke about having lived in six states, but the best of them all is the state of denial. For many of the years Lance struggled with addiction, we lived three states…

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It Got My Son (Part 1)

Guest Post: Pam Lang There is a tremendously thin tightrope parents struggle to walk. You work to be omniscient in order to protect them from evil that is lurking. You strive to see their vulnerabilities and train them to overcome… to be strong when temptation raises its ugly head. This is what I desperately wanted…

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What Comes After Rock Bottom?

Last week we talked about how to find that elusive rock bottom all loved-ones of addicts are so often searching for. Today I am going to discuss some steps for those of you who have a loved who has find that magical place and now are wondering what to do next?!?! Unfortunately, one of the main…

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