A Right of Passage


By Kate Kopp  http://katespeaceofmind.blogspot.com/    (The following was written a few years ago, when we took our son, our first born, to college seven hours away. I’m happy to report that he, and we, all survived that first year. We are now about to take our daughter to college in a few days and, though […]

Adult Children of Alcoholics/Addicts: Top 10 Traits


by Deb Owens, LPC, CAADC  Yes, I said it. I have a top 10 for ACOAs. We’ve all seen some variation of characteristics that are correlated with growing up in a household affected, directly or indirectly, by a parent’s use of alcohol or drugs. Common ACOA traits include: Adult children of alcoholics judge themselves without […]