Understanding Addiction’s Effect on Crying

Parents of adolescents or teens who have been actively addicted to drugs and alcohol identify with three kinds of crying displayed by their children. First, is melodramatic, over the top, often manipulative crying which seems to have no end. Second is frantic, nervous crying. Third is no crying at all, fighting back tears, and suppressing…

You Have a Family Emergency Plan. What About a Family Emotional Emergency Plan?

Children have temper tantrums. Children get frustrated. Teens can be moody, irritable, restless, and discontent. When a beloved child in the family has struggled with addiction and is working through recovery, emotional emergencies can be even more of a challenge. Parents aren’t always in tune with their own emotions. Without their own emotional awareness or…