January’s Top 5 Posts: Family Therapy, New Beginnings and Leaving the Past in the Past

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We strive to provide the best resources, information and answers for families struggling with substance use. Many of those resources are provided through our blogs – the Parent Blog for answers to your tough questions and perspective from families who have been there, the Partnership News Service for a curated digest of the drug-related news of the week, and our Newsroom for updates on how the Partnership is addressing the needs of families and their communities.

In case you missed it, the following were our most popular blog posts from January:

1. The Powerful Impact of Family Therapy on Addiction
The family system, that is the roles people play and the patterns of interaction within a family, can have a significant impact on how a teen or young adult succeeds in treatment. Stephen R. Honaker, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Family Therapist walks us through the ways by which family therapy aids addiction treatment by strengthening the family system.

2. What is Family Therapy for Addiction? And Can It Help MY Family?
Molly Bobek and Aaron Hogue of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Use take us on a deeper dive into Family Therapy as it applies to substance use and addiction, using great real-life examples to illustrate how it works.

3. A New Year and A New Chance to Get Your Child Help for Addiction
A new year represents new opportunities. We kicked off the year with a refresher on ways to start the conversation and help motivate your child to engage with treatment. If you’re having trouble making progress, this post offers a good place to start and hit refresh.

4. When It Comes to Your Child’s Addiction, Leave the Past in the Past
Ron Grover, a parent and advocate, reflects on one of the obstacles he faced while trying to help his son recover from addiction: “I kept score of his past mistakes. But I realized that we both needed to move forward and listen to create change.”

5. Statement in Response to the President’s State of the Union Address and the Opioid Crisis
The President’s address was an important platform to bring attention to the opioid issue, however, we continue to need additional resources to provide hope and help to families. That is why the Partnership has devised a detailed, four-point plan to help end the opioid crisis and empower families to take action.

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