3-hour presentation



1)   Introduction

  • Personal and professional history
  • General overview and statistics


2)    Non-Clinical  Characteristics of the Alcoholic/Addict

a)    The comfort zone

b)    Picking and choosing their recovery path

c)     Self-sabotage

d)    Extremes

e)    Getting needs met

f)     The Bully

g)    Maturity level

h)    “The dry drunk”

i)     Plans to make plans

j)     Attitude

k)    “Who will I be once I am clean and sober?

l)     Is relapse part of recovery? Four main dispositions of relapse:

  • Boredom
  • Fear
  • Expectations
  • Resentments

m)  The C.A.R.D Modality


3)    The Family’s Role – Part One

a)    Follow through with your intentions

b)    Refuse to engage – turn a deaf ear to baiting and punishment

c)    Staying neutral

d)    Breathe and hit pause – think twice, act once

e)    Pay attention to your communication

f)    Expectations

g)   Mind your own business about the alcoholic/addict’s recovery (or lack thereof)

h)   Allowing the alcoholic/addict to rebuilt their life


4)    The Family’s  Role – Part Two

a)    The dangers of being an enabler or co-dependent

The three biggest challenges a family faces regarding addiction:

  • Shame
  • Guilt
  • Denial

b)   15 concepts as why one is an enabler or co-dependent

c)   Breakdown of the Family Recovery Contract

  • Expectations
  • How do we see it happening?
  • Time frame
  • Consequences

d) When is it time to throw in the towel?

  • 14 reasons why we may stay longer than we should.
  • 13 reasons why we make that difficult, but healthy decision to move on.


5)  Wrap up and Q & A


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