Tag: Family Involvement

Emotional Abuse

Emotional Abuse Oceanside Malibu

What is emotional abuse?  Are you a victim of someone’s mind games?  Nobody enjoys being played, but predators enjoy playing people. They enjoy the game of cat-and-mouse and seek pleasure from reeling in their next vulnerable victim.  More often than not, people who are prone to being taken advantage of by potential abusers overlook their …

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What Narcissists Secretly Fear

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A thumbnail sketch of ‘Narcissistic Personality Disorder’ is a disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. Behind a mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem that’s vulnerable to the slightest criticism. While narcissists might think of themselves as …

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Understanding & Talking To Someone About Getting Help

Oceanside Malibu Getting Help Addiction

No one wants to be addicted, it comes from a root cause, there’s a root problem here. You really have to get to that root problem or it’s just gonna keep coming back. Say I hurt my back at work and go to the doctor, instantly I get four prescriptions, so that’s kind of where …

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Family Roles That Support Addiction

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  Nothing exists in a vacuum, in order for addiction to grow and thrive within a family system it takes a village.  Everyone plays a part whether they know it or not. Here are some of the roles people may unwittingly play in enabling an addict to thrive and the feelings they serve to suppress: …

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Starter Drugs

Teen Drug Abuse Malibu

With nеw аnd dіffеrеnt drugѕ еmеrgіng еvеrу уеаr, gеttіng the fасtѕ ѕtrаіght саn ѕееm overwhelming. Wееd, pot, grаѕѕ, etc, is thе ѕаmе common drug frоm раѕt gеnеrаtіоnѕ; perhaps thаt іѕ whу Mаrіjuаnа is thе most commonly used drug tоdау. Tоdау’ѕ Marijuana іѕ muсh mоrе роtеnt thаn іt wаѕ іn the 60ѕ аnd 70ѕ аnd the …

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Navigating Relationships In Recovery

Addicts look outside of themselves to soothe themselves internally. When the substances are removed, the recovering person may look to other things outside of themselves to regulate their feelings and increase self-esteem. Relationships can be used in this way in early recovery. For this reason, relationships in early recovery can become consuming, can pose as …

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