A large part of our population is affected by or knows of someone with a drug or alcohol addiction. While the disease of addiction continues to be taboo, it is a secret that more and more people live with every day.
On one end of the spectrum are the high functioning addicts who can continue to go to work, drive their kids around town and show up to family holidays. On the other end of the spectrum are the addicts who have lost their job, their home and their support network. No one on this spectrum of addiction is in control of their disease. Control over the addiction only happens once recovery and abstinence are in place. Even then, it is a life long battle.
Addiction mediation, a new and emerging tool for addicts, is available to open lines of communication between addicts and their families. In this facilitated, non-judgmental and non-confrontational conversation, families can problem solve for emergency temporary situations, or for longer term solutions.
Mediation does not fix addiction. Addiction is a disease for life; one that families and addicts must learn to navigate in a productive way. Mediation gives families and addicts the tools to learn how to communicate more effectively and convey their feelings and needs in way where they can be heard.
In the inevitable cycle of addiction, learning the proper tools for problem solving will help families in all stages of this cycle. The goal is to give you tools to address future conflict without having to return to mediation.
If you or a loved one is affected by the disease of addiction, please reach out us at South Denver Conflict Solutions. Let us help you learn the tools to a more successful family dynamic.
Gabriela Stear, Esq.
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Greenwood Village, CO 80111
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