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Emotional Honesty in Alcoholic Families | Barbara L. Wood, Ph.D.

Emotional Honesty in Alcoholic Families | Barbara L. Wood, Ph.D. | alcoholism | Scoop.it
This post describes the importance of honesty in alcoholic families, as well as the barriers to it.

Via Barbara Wood, Ph.D. www.alcoholismandthefamily.com / Author of Children of Alcoholism and Raising Healthy Children in an Alcoholic Home
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Barbara Wood, Ph.D. www.alcoholismandthefamily.com / Author of Children of Alcoholism and Raising Healthy Children in an Alcoholic Home's curator insight, January 16, 2014 11:53 AM


People often ask me whether...and if...to talk with children about a parent's addiction.  Here is why I think it's so important, and so hard to do.

Barbara Wood, Ph.D. www.alcoholismandthefamily.com / Author of Children of Alcoholism and Raising Healthy Children in an Alcoholic Home's curator insight, January 16, 2014 11:54 AM


People often ask me whether...and if...to talk with children about a parent's addiction.  Here is why I think it's so important, and so hard to do.

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Drinking in Middle Age May Accelerate Cognitive Decline

Drinking in Middle Age May Accelerate Cognitive Decline | alcoholism | Scoop.it
New research suggests that within a decade, a 55-year-old man who drinks 2.5 or more standard drinks every day experiences declines in memory and executive function comparable to a 61-year-old.
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The Most Important Thing for Parents in Recovery to Know

The Most Important Thing for Parents in Recovery to Know | alcoholism | Scoop.it

A child’s chances of remaining or becoming healthy when a family plunges into crisis, depends to a great extent, on the ability of at least one parent (or other significant adult caretaker) to remain emotionally sober–that is, stable, supportive and capable of holding the child’s most basic needs in mind.


Via Barbara Wood, Ph.D. www.alcoholismandthefamily.com / Author of Children of Alcoholism and Raising Healthy Children in an Alcoholic Home
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Barbara Wood, Ph.D. www.alcoholismandthefamily.com / Author of Children of Alcoholism and Raising Healthy Children in an Alcoholic Home's curator insight, January 4, 2014 6:56 PM

 

This post explains how one emotionally sober parent can preserve the psychological health of a child in a family that is struggling with alcoholism and other substance use disorders.  

Photo by D. Sharon Pruitt.

Barbara Wood, Ph.D. www.alcoholismandthefamily.com / Author of Children of Alcoholism and Raising Healthy Children in an Alcoholic Home's curator insight, January 4, 2014 6:58 PM

 

This post explains how one emotionally sober parent can preserve the psychological health of a child in a family that is struggling with alcoholism and other substance use disorders.  

Photo by D. Sharon Pruitt.

Barbara Wood, Ph.D. www.alcoholismandthefamily.com / Author of Children of Alcoholism and Raising Healthy Children in an Alcoholic Home's curator insight, January 4, 2014 7:00 PM

 

This post explains how one emotionally sober parent can preserve the psychological health of a child in a family that is struggling with alcoholism and other substance use disorders.  

Photo by D. Sharon Pruitt.

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Obesity is officially a disease, American Medical Association rules

Obesity is officially a disease, American Medical Association rules | alcoholism | Scoop.it
Obesity isn't just a major public health problem -- it's a disease, the American Medical Association has ruled. The influential physicians' group voted to officially recognize obesity as a disease at its annual meeting Tuesday.
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Where will the end? Perhaps with the "disease of conservative republicanism"...or maybe the "disease of Scientolity"?

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