8 Dysfunctional Family Roles in Addiction

Addiction is a family disease. And much like addiction itself, the resultant family dysfunction quite often operates in a cycle. The addict’s behavior affects the rest of the family in various ways and, as they respond with a wide range of coping mechanisms, their reactive behaviors influence that of the addict or alcoholic. The manifestation […]

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Addiction

Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs for short, are often used as a measure of resilience. Those who suffer greater trauma in their childhoods are at higher risk of suffering numerous difficulties in later life. These include substance use disorder, high-risk sexual behaviors, sleep disturbances, depressive episodes and attempted suicide. One 2016 study even suggests that […]