Posts Geared for Parents, Spouses & Codependents
The list below is by no means exhaustive, as every TPA post is intended to be useful for both addicts and parents or spouses, but these were the result of some direct question or concern...
Only Active Addicts Tell You They are Victims
How Does One Love from a Distance?
What to Do With Addicts
Get Your Advice From Nature
Who Teaches Addicts if Sane People Don't?
Enabling Makes You Suffer
A Message to Parents and Spouses
Are We Just Disconnected?
An Allergy and a Mental Obsession
"Watered Down AA"
You Can't Stop Fate
Some Truths About Addiction
Accomplishment = Happiness?
Relapse Is NOT Part of Recovery
Words are Just Dormant Seeds
Let's Destroy Some Myths
Why I Promote the Steps and the Moral/Spiritual Solution
Act Without Expectation
The Ability to Enjoy Less
Trust Me, The Root of Our Problem Is Selfishness
Elements of a Narcissist & the Victim Mentality
Are You Free?
Courage or Cowardice?
The Gift of Desperation
Boy, Have We Lost Our Way...
Methadone & Powerlessness
God Isn't a Concept
Never Give Up
Addiction & Recovery
Let's Destroy Some More Myths
Let's Stop Denying the Moral Failure of Addiction
Do the Opposite of Therapy
Addicts are Cowards
The Privileged Addict, pp. 154-55
Sorry Folks, We're Not Sad Little Children
Ways of Telling if Your Addict is Recovered
Stigma? Nope, I'm Proud & Grateful
Don't Blame Your Genes!
The Privileged Addict, 15-26
Culture of Mental Illness
The Privileged Addict: How Not to Help Addicts
Addicts & Alcoholics Will Suck You Dry
To Parents, Spouses & Codependents
Comment Response on Dopamine
Knowledge vs Knowledge
Nature Knows Best
Pray for Those We Resent
Families & Codependency
Parents & Spouses Take Steps
How Not to Help Addicts
How to Stay Sober Forever
Don't Care How You Feel & Don't Care What You Believe
Recovering vs Recovered
Excuses of an Addict
Addiction Neuroscientists Should Talk to Some Moms
Comment on Narcissism
Do You Really Want to Recover?
Beyond Addiction or Beyond Bullshit?
What Is Addiction & How Do We Recover?
Think Right, Act Right
The Power of the Steps