What is a Recovery Conversation?

I’ve been talking a lot about my book that just came out, Dear Family, Why Your Loved One Won’t Accept Help and How To Help Them Anyway. The book—and Tipping Point Recovery as a whole—came to be because I started having conversations with people as I began to...

Your Loved One Is Not Unique

Earlier in May, we held a 3-day retreat for the clients in our year-long program, and I came across a reflection from the retreat the year before. In a role playing exercise with one of our Interventionists playing the role of the addict and a dad playing his parent,...

My Kids Confronted Me

I talk about addiction all the time, and I do it from the experience of addiction because I’ve learned that when families, loved ones, and friends of someone struggling (who are not addicts themselves) learn from those in recovery, they can learn to respond in a whole...

We Did It

You’ve probably seen by now that my book Dear Family, Why Your Loved One Won’t Accept Help and How to Help Them Anyway is out! Thank you for the beautiful, loving, and supportive comments to my ugly-crying unboxing video (you can watch it here if you missed it). This...

The Top 5 Healthy Coping Skills For Loving An Addict

I asked the 40 or so current members in our family membership, “What is the healthiest coping skill you’ve learned with us so far?” They are parents of alcoholics/addicts, they’re spouses of alcoholics/addicts, they’re siblings of alcoholics/addicts—their...