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Daytona 500 Enabling the Addict

Sunday, 25 August 2013 by
codependency, codependent. co dependent, codependent behavior, codependence, enabling, enabler, enablers, what does enabling mean

Enabling the Addict One of America’s largest sports is NASCAR. I have only seen one race and although not an avid fan of racing, as I watched it I thought how exciting it would be driving in a car as a passenger at  200 plus mph, bumper to bumper in a high tech machine. Physically

Types of Anger

Friday, 16 August 2013 by
the seven angers we face when dealing with a family member's addiction

Types of Anger we face with an Addict in the family   1). Anger From the addict. They are angry at Teachers or bosses they are the reasons they do drugs. They are angry at  other family members  and they are the reason they do drugs. Worst of all: We  the parents are the reason


Tuesday, 23 July 2013 by
an addict within book cover and author Mark Lipp

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein Nothing  I did, no action I took, worked in stopping My addict’s use of drugs. In fact, the drug problem my daughter had was progressively getting worse over the years even after multiple rehabs.  She started with alcohol and

When is Enough, Enough?

Tuesday, 09 July 2013 by
when you have had enough of your loved ones addiction.

When is Enough, Enough? Everyone has a different level of pain tolerance both physical and mental. My Uncle as an example, would have the cavities in his teeth filled with no Novocain when the Dentist drilled them.  Many on the other hand, would prefer to be knocked out and unconscious. The same tolerance levels to

marshmallows and drug logic

Marshmallows and drug logic—-out thinking an addict I have never been able to outthink my addict and have always been amazed at the decision making process she goes through. My addict  always has the correct decision in the set of possibilities to choose from. The problem is that addicts don’t pick the right choice. They

Phases and Denial

Monday, 17 June 2013 by
Standing Up In A Storm of Denial

Phases and Denial in families of addicts How many times have we said this is just a “phase” that our child is going through. Whether it is puberty or bad grades. Sleeping more than before, or changing their friends. How about when they stop doing the things they used to like to do. These may

Free MP3 file of my book

Monday, 17 June 2013 by
quotes by mark lipp

MP3 Free Chapter of the Book Try a free MP3  format chapter of the book An Addict Within. This book is not another story about an addict. It is the “Other Side of the Story”. The side of the story that you rarely see or hear about. That of the family. The mothers, fathers, sisters,