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La Escaramuza Familiar: La Realidad Diaria de la Familia Adictiva

Saturday, December 19, 2015,
Categories: Family System
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Al trabajar con la familia adictiva por muchos años he encontrado que hay siete realidades importantes que afectan la recuperación de la familia. Una de esas realidades es lo que llamo la

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The Family Scrimmage: The Daily Reality of the Addictive Family

Tuesday, May 5, 2015,
Categories: Family System
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Working with addictive family’s for many years I have found that there are seven major realities that impact the family’s recovery. One of those realities is what I call the family scrimmage. I choose the word scrimmage to describe the daily reality of the addictive family because the word scrimmage, which is usually associated with football or some sport practice, is a word that accurately describes the addictive family reality. The word scrimmage originated in England in the late 1400s and literally means, “A rough and vigorous struggle that can lead to a bloody battle.”  In the addictive family there is always a daily rough and vigorous struggle when alcoholism or drug addiction exists. It is a fierce daily combat. People who have grown up in an addictive family understand the intensity of this daily struggle but not always the severity of it.

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