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The secret of self-respect

Well-known TV icon Dr. Phil is revered by many, and repelled by others. Personally, I find that his down-home country “charm” is often marred by a disturbing arrogance that he, at times, spews onto...

Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: Surviving the Holidays - Free Tele-class

This is a departure from my usual blog posts, but I wanted to let you know about a free Tele-Class that I am offering—so I’m sharing some information here. The Tele-Class is called Loving an Addict,...

Sometimes love looks like "No": When to set and maintain healthy boundaries

Is it possible to have a healthy relationship with someone who is in active addiction? What needs to happen for that to occur? If you are in that situation, you have probably wondered about this many...

Clean and sober in Vancouver: 2nd annual Recovery Day coming soon

Sobriety is something to celebrate...

About Matthew Perry and addiction

Last week I did something I rarely do anymore—I bought a People Magazine. I used to buy one faithfully, every week, pouring over it to see what was going on with the rich and beautiful who seemed to...

Loving an addict, loving yourself: The importance of setting boundaries

As anyone who cares about an addict knows, these relationships can be very difficult. The basic challenge for loved ones of addicts of any kind is to continue to care without losing themselves in the...

Addiction in the family: is someone you love affected by another person's addiction?

You always hear about people with addictions. But, what about their loved ones? For several years, I've been writing and speaking about the roller-coaster chaos they often experience while...

Newtown, Connecticut: let's stop the insanity

I am outraged. We elect our political officials to work for us, don’t we? And yet we basically let them do whatever they want, in so many ways. Why does this madness continue? I want to talk today...

Addiction and Christmas chaos: taming the madness this holiday season

Has anyone else noticed how early the Christmas chaos began this year? Here in Vancouver, a number of people became so disgruntled by the early onset of Christmas music in some of the stores—in the...

Dealing with an addicted loved one during the holidays

In truth, the Christmas season is the most difficult time of the year for people who love someone struggling with addiction.
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