Tag Archives: addict

20 Indications of an Addict

by on June 13, 2020

Angel came into counseling knowing that something was wrong, but not knowing what it was. After being married to his wife for seven years he noticed she had become more secretive and distant. Money from their savings account was missing and unaccounted for, his wife would disappear frustrated and return weirdly happy, and she seemed… (more…)

Is Your Partner Addicted to You?

by on February 22, 2019

At first, Jacqueline found her partner’s behavior endearing. He would send her multiple text messages during the day including during work, he randomly appeared when she was out to lunch with friends, he started texting her friends as if he was their friend, and he constantly wanted to know where she was and who she… (more…)

20 Lies Addicts Say to Justify their Addiction

by on October 7, 2018

Angel came into counseling knowing that something was wrong but not knowing what it was. After being married for seven years, he noticed his wife became more secretive and distant. Money from their savings account was missing and unaccounted for, his wife would disappear frustrated and return weirdly happy, and she seemed to get angry… (more…)

Addiction: Narcissistic Style

by on October 7, 2018

Andrea attended her first group therapy session at an inpatient female rehab facility. She expected there to be other strung-out, burnt-out women like herself who were stressed from the conflicting demands of home and work life. But what she didn’t expect was a perfectly put-together woman who seemed to have everything perfectly figured out. When… (more…)

The Addicted Narcissist

by on October 12, 2017

One of the hardest types of people to deal with is a narcissist in the middle of their addiction. They are completely exhausting. The combined selfishness of narcissism and addictive behavior is overpowering, relentless, callous, and frequently abusive. This destructive blend of arrogant thinking in that they are always right and that they do not… (more…)

How to Survive the Holidays with an Addict

by on October 12, 2017

Addicts plus holidays usually equal disaster. This is because addicts have a tendency to divide family at a celebration, not unite. Relatives fall into one of three categories: those who see the addiction and have no tolerance, those who see the addiction and tolerate it, and those who don’t see the addiction at all. An… (more…)

How NOT to be a Scapegoat

by on August 24, 2017

Monica came into her counseling session crying. The position at work that she worked so hard to obtain was now in jeopardy. She couldn’t understand how this happened so quickly. One day she seemed to be everyone’s favorite new employee and the next day she was an outcast. But as she began to recount her… (more…)

Recovering from an Abusive Narcissist

by on May 25, 2017

The path to healing after an abusive marriage is more like a winding mountain road than a straight line. Just when a person thinks they are moving forward, the road makes a sharp turn backward. Sometimes the best way to illustrate the journey is through a story. Here is Michelle’s route. After 25 years of… (more…)

Is Your Kid an Addict?

by on May 12, 2016

According to The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, 4 out of every 25 people over the age of 12 have an addiction. When six addicts are put together, one of them will have multiple addiction problems. This means that for every standard classroom size of 25, there are 4 middle/high school kids who… (more…)

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