Adult children of alcoholics

When we talk about the dangers of alcohol addiction, the conversation usually focuses on the risks to the drinker. There is enough drug information about alcohol and other substances, but their impact on society is only now beginning to be understood, as is the nature of what it means to be ‘adult children of alcoholics.’…

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Sobriety and Being in Love: How Bachelorette Star Zac Clark is Using His Platform to Offer Help to Those Struggling with Addiction

Reality TV has been a mainstay of American television since the mid-90s. The tried-and-true formula of taking individuals and sticking them into a situation to see how they react has launched many entertainment careers. One of the personalities that it has thrown into the limelight is Zac Clark. The 37-year-old New Jersey resident came out…

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Is Being in a Relationship With a Person Struggling with Addiction Possible?

  What is Considered a Person Struggling with Addiction? Table of Contents What is Considered a Person Struggling with Addiction?   Understanding Those Struggling with Addiction How Addiction Affects The Brain & Body How to Tell if Someone is Struggling with Addiction How to Talk to Your Significant Other About Their Addiction Let Us Help…

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Life After Addiction

What’s Next After Treatment and/or Rehab Table of Contents What’s Next After Treatment and/or Rehab Staying Active for Your Recovery Sober Living Options Relapse and Recovery for Life After Addiction Repairing Relationships in Recovery Additional Tips and Suggestions Learn More About Life After Addiction at Emerald Isle So you have done the hard work of…

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Covert Abuse

The Impact of Hidden Intimate Partner Violence Table of Contents The Impact of Hidden Intimate Partner Violence What Is Intimate Partner Violence What Is Covert Abuse Types of Covert Abuse Signs and Symptoms of Covert Abuse PTSD and Covert Abuse Forms of Treatment for Covert Abuse Treatment for Covert Abuse and PTSD Support Groups and…

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Trauma Reenactment

Recovery From Trauma Reenactment Cycles Table of Contents Recovery From Trauma Reenactment Cycles What Is Trauma Reenactment Trauma Reenactment and Relationships The Trauma Reenactment Triangle Breaking the Cycle of Trauma Therapy Methods for Trauma Survivors Treatment for PTSD and Dual Diagnosis Learn More About Recovery From Trauma Reenactment Cycles at Emerald Isle Traumatic experiences can…

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Accountability in Relationships

Accountability as a Foundation for Recovery Table of Contents Accountability as a Foundation for Recovery What Is Accountability The Importance of Accountability in Relationships Accountability in Intimate Relationships Addiction and Loss of Accountability Accountability as a Recovery Cornerstone Mental Health Treatment and Accountability Clear Communications for Lasting Connections Seeking Professional Advice When Needed Turn to…

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Dealing With an Alcoholic Parent

How to Talk to Your Parents About Alcoholism and Alcohol Treatment Table of Contents How to Talk to Your Parents About Alcoholism and Alcohol Treatment Living With an Alcoholic Parent Do You Have an Alcoholic Mom or Alcoholic Dad? Alcohol Problems in Senior Parents Noticing Signs of Alcohol Misuse in Older Adults Starting a Conversation…

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How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day In Recovery

Dating Someone in Recovery The way that we feel about Valentine’s Day usually depends on where our love life is at. That’s just the nature of the holiday. If you’re dating someone in recovery this guide is dedicated to showing: ‘How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day In Recovery,’ for yourself or your partner. Valentine’s Day is…

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What Are Sober Supports?

Recovery takes time, and there’s always a chance that relapse may occur. However, part of the journey to recovery is having the right kind of support network to help. The overall responsibility will always be with the recovering person, but the task does require help from external sources. Friends and family provide some of that…

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Finding Help For Families Of Addicts

How Does Addiction Harm The Family Members Of Those Struggling With Substance Abuse? Table of Contents How Does Addiction Harm The Family Members Of Those Struggling With Substance Abuse? Understanding Alcohol And Drug Addiction Dysfunctional Roles Found In Families Of Addiction Services That Can Help Families Affected By Substance Abuse Learning Healthy Boundaries And Better…

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Dealing With an Alcoholic Spouse in Denial

Helping a Loved One Seek Appropriate Alcohol Treatment Table of Contents Helping a Loved One Seek Appropriate Alcohol Treatment Living Alongside an Alcohol Use Disorder What Is the Treatment Process for Alcoholism How to Get Help for an Alcoholic Loved One Ways to Present Rehab to a Loved One in Denial How to Help Even…

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How To Deal with Abandonment Issues

Understanding Abandonment Issues and Getting Help Table of Contents Understanding Abandonment Issues and Getting Help Healthy Relationships Vs Unhealthy Relationships Signs Of Abandonment Issues In Adults How do you cope with abandonment issues? How To Determine Your Attachment Style Long-Term Effects Overcoming The Fear of Being Abandoned What Happens In Therapy When You Talk About…

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What are Dissociative Disorders?

During mentally and physically traumatic events, the brain often uses some form of defense mechanism to avoid long-term damage from the trauma. For example, let’s say you were being beaten severely or tortured. The mind can’t fathom this situation, so it’s unable to process what’s going on at the moment. When this happens, the individual…

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How to Treat Childhood Trauma in Adults

Sometimes the past doesn’t remain in the past. It may come as a shock to someone who suffered childhood trauma to find that the traumatic issues they faced as a kid persists in adulthood. It’s natural to be concerned that your past traumatic experiences will have a negative impact on your present well-being, relationships, and…

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7 Stages of Trauma Bonding

What is trauma bonding? Table of Contents What is trauma bonding? How do trauma bonds begin? How to get out of an emotionally abusive relationship What kind of people are vulnerable to trauma bonds? What type of trauma leads to a trauma bond? How to recover from an abusive relationship Trauma bonding and Stockholm syndrome…

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Childhood Trauma Test

Why Test for Childhood Trauma? Table of Contents Why Test for Childhood Trauma? What is an ACE? ACE childhood trauma test What tests can be done for ACEs? How to reduce the mental illness impact of ACEs The CDC-Kaiser ACE study ACEs and addiction ACEs and mental health How childhood sexual abuse can affect adults…

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14 Signs of Repressed Childhood Trauma in Adults

What is trauma? Table of Contents What is trauma? Signs of repressed childhood trauma in adults Anxiety disorders Depression Dissociative Episodes Low self-esteem Anger Hypervigilance What can cause childhood trauma? Forms of Abuse Neglect as a Child Treatments for Unresolved childhood trauma Childhood trauma: You’re not alone Treat repressed childhood trauma at Emerald Isle When…

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Why an Alcoholic Cannot Love

It is well known that alcoholics cannot maintain healthy relationships. But what is the reason why an alcoholic cannot love? This is because alcoholism is a progressive disease that slowly erodes the drinker’s ability to function in all areas of life, including personal relationships. As the disease progresses, the alcoholic becomes increasingly selfish and addicted…

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Character Defects: A 12-Step Terminology Guide

Many people who are still in addiction or newly sober have problems with character defects. They manipulate, they obsess, and they get angry inappropriately. These defects can cause serious problems for this person and the people around them. You might be familiar with some of the symptoms from your own experiences. You may even know…

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Intensive Trauma Therapy

After someone has experienced significant trauma, usually the only way of coming out of it is by doing trauma work. A successful form of treatment is known as intensive trauma therapy. If you are suffering from trauma, Emerald Isle offers a full array of therapy methods that can help with healing. Intensive trauma therapy programs…

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How to Live with an Alcoholic

Tips to Make Your Life with an Alcoholic a Little Easier Table of Contents Tips to Make Your Life with an Alcoholic a Little Easier Take Care of Your Own Mental Health Never Tolerate Physical Violence Allow Them to Suffer the Consequences Practice Good Self-Care Physically and Emotionally Seek Peer Support from Family and Friends…

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Unresolved Trauma

The Physical and Psychological Effects of Trauma Table of Contents The Physical and Psychological Effects of Trauma What is Unresolved Trauma? Physical Symptoms of Unresolved Trauma 8 Psychological Factors of Unresolved Trauma Get Help for Unresolved Trauma and Find Joy Whether you were a victim of early childhood trauma or experienced something traumatic later in…

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