Episode 039: Addressing Trauma Related Substance Abuse in Families
What do you do when a family member is abusing drugs or alcohol? What about when they are lying and stealing from you? How do you protect yourself? Do you standby and watch as they spiral towards rock bottom? Is there anything can you do or say that will get through to them? How do you cope when you dread every phone call fearing the worst?
My special guest, Jennifer Maneely shares her story of the sheltered daughter who goes off to college and down a slippery slope into drug addiction. In the years since getting her life back together, she’s been helping families develop strategies to help loved ones caught up in addiction and trauma related substance abuse. She shares what her family did that made the biggest difference for her as she struggled to find her way back to sobriety.
She offers words of wisdom drawn from her own gut-wrenching journey through addiction to families desperate to get their teen and adult children into treatment. Don’t miss this important conversation!
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I give away the Ebook version of my best selling book. Dear Parents: Strategies to Help Your Loved One Through Addiction is for the parents who have a loved one with a substance abuse issue and wish they had more control over the situation. Addiction can play by its own set of rules, it has its own language, and no one teaches you how to deal with these murky, confusing waters. You can be left feeling as desperate and hopeless as your loved one. Dear Parents provides strategies, guidance, and hope for any parent at any stage of substance abuse.
Jennifer Maneely is the founder of Maneely Consulting, Inc. a coaching firm for families who have loved ones in addiction or trauma related substance abuse. She works with the families to help them develop strategies and coach them on setting effective, supportive, and loving boundaries so that their loved ones can get the help they need, and the families don’t go down with them.
Her work is informed by her own gut-wrenching journey through addiction. She knows what it takes for someone to become willing to get the help they need. Going through this journey with her own family, she recognizes the need for the families to get support too. Along with coaching individuals, she is a #1 best selling author of “Dear Parents: Strategies to Help Your Loved One Through Addiction.”
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