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The Affected

Part 2: The Affected (the family) (2 Lessons) – Mark works with family members of addicts, both currently in treatment and in various stages of recovery. The curriculum items addressed on this disc include: Addiction as a family problem, Understanding and acknowledging feelings, Slowing down, listening, and hearing one another, How the family contributes to the addict’s addiction, How family behavior contributes to relapse, Unhealthy family boundaries and how they affect communication and recovery, The problems with “secrets”- Anger vs. shame, The importance of openness and vulnerability in recovery- “Defects” vs “Gifts”.