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"Truly successful people always build each other up and support each others successes. They motivate, inspire, and push each other to be a better person, parent, or mentor...

POOL or PROGRAMMING? What will help in one’s recovery?

Whether it's a family calling or the individual themselves, some of the first questions that they ask about Turning Point's Habitude Program is strangely enough about the amenities.   Do we have a pool? Can they leave to go for a walk? Are they living by the water? Do we have...

Crisis’s? How many do I need to have?

cri·sis ˈkrīsis/ noun 1.  A time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger. "the current economic crisis" synonyms: emergency, disaster, catastrophe, calamity 2.  A time when a difficult or important decision must be made. "a crisis point of history" synonyms: critical point, turning point, crossroads, watershed, head, moment of truth, zero hour, point of...

What is a good Dad?

By Tammy Francoeur Today is Father's Day and for many it is a day of celebration, gratitude, and reflection. Unfortunately, not every man who has fathered or raised a child is a good dad. An unhealthy father thinks: 1. Being a sperm donor makes him able to call himself...

Here comes the sun……..

For a family member or individual to find a program that they finally feel will support them in this time of doom and gloom, and stormy clouds- it is like seeing nothing but sunshine for the first time in a very long time. Granted there were...

Addiction is a FAMILY illness

Hi, My name is Tammy Francoeur and I am a family member who has dealt with a loved one with an addiction. I may not have been addicted to any substance myself, but that did not stop me from suffering from the affliction of my husband's...

Nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed

Reference: http://themindunleashed.org/2014/05/nurse-reveals-top-5-regrets-people-make-deathbed-2.html For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are...

Sick and Sicker

I don't know who is sicker- the person addicted or their family and friends? I mean that quite seriously, and I mean no disrespect to anyone by making that statement. Lately, the calls I have been getting are beyond ridiculous. People are so caught up in the...

Enabling is all about control

Families and friends never want to hear this, but it's true. Helping someone makes us feel helpful. It makes us feel like we have something to give- that we have purpose. It can be reciprocated within healthy families. When we continually help someone who is addicted,...

Monday Night- Habitude Addiction Recovery Support Group

Another last Monday of the month spent sharing different perspectives among members of our support group. As usual, it was informative, interesting and helpful. Some discussion covered boundaries of the person in recovery and boundaries of the persons family members. Also situations a person in recovery may...

When is enough is enough?-

Blog: by Tammy Francoeur, Director of Peer Support and Co-founder This is a most unusual May for us. Typically we are filled to the brim and have many on our waiting list. But this May has been different. I am not sure if it because...

Is Al-anon a good option for you?

We suggest you at least try to attend Al-Anon once or twice, if you answer yes to two or more questions. Al-anon is a great support for family members. It is free, and it is worth going a few times and maybe trying different groups...