How to Connect with Your Loved One When They’re Active

Today I want to answer a question that comes in often, probably one of the top asked questions.

How do I connect with my loved one when they’re in active addiction?

Great question.

Connection is the opposite of addiction so it’s great to connect with people when they’re…

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Why “No” from an addict doesn’t mean no

“No” from an active addict does not mean no.

Let me first say I was the kind of kid that would ask my mom something, she would say no, and I just didn’t take that answer. I would ask again, I’d ask a different day, I’d ask in a different way. As a very little kid, I …

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The Big Book & Our First 100 Subscribers

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
We did it.
We reached 100 subscribers on our YouTube Channel.

It hit me that it only took 1 small thing to reach 100 subscribers in just a couple of hours.

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A Text I Received…

Hey, Kate Duffy here from Tipping Point™ Recovery, where we’re doing things differently. We are teaching you by lifting the veil from my and others on our team’s personal experience of struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. We’re helping families. Today I want to…

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Lies Addiction Tells

Hi, Kate Duffy here at Tipping Point where we’re doing things differently. We are lifting the curtain as recovering alcoholics ourselves. We’re sharing tips with you so that you can understand what is addiction vs what is your loved one. They’re not the same thing…

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Words & Stigma

Kate Duffy here with a little bit of wisdom about words and stigma. A while back, I had a group of families in a training session. I asked them to type in the Zoom chat one word that they thought of when they thought of a drug addict or alcoholic. We then put these…

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How Do You Set a Healthy Boundary?

I hear it all the time… “I can’t sleep.”“I missed work to bail them out.”“I’m feeling totally overwhelmed.”“She just keeps calling me.” These are exactly the sorts of instances where a healthy boundary can make all the difference.  Not to keep your loved one out,...

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Doing This Makes All the Difference

This mom was ready to crumble.  She had come to me looking for help for her adult son who refused to go to treatment, and we determined that an intervention was the best course of action. For the first couple weeks of working together, she would call me upset...

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I Never Want to Hear This Again…

One thing I cannot stand is the common myth perpetuated that there's nothing people can do to help their loved one. PLEASE stop saying this.  It leaves families feeling helpless, it leaves treatment centers missing out on a powerful resource, and it leaves the ones...

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The 3 Traps Families Fall For

Learn what addiction doesn’t want you to know