Everything is wonderful at home. The construction on the house is nearly done, new siding, driveway and I've got all the new wood flooring installed. Just in time for the holidays. Now Darlene is a slave driver on her punch list.
Alex and all the kids are fine. Another year where we anxiously await our holiday season. Unlike a few other years that seem so long ago now.
Now I am cheating. I am wimping out on writing all my thoughts. Today I am going to post a couple links and I would very much appreciate you all watch the short video and read through the 20 Minute Guide.
So much is evolving in the treatment of addition, particularly in the treatment of young adults that start as teens, where 90% of addicts begin. If you're struggling with a young adult, please, please, please I beg you to read the 20 Minute Guide and begin shedding the thoughts and actions that haven't worked for you or your loved one in the past.
The video link is of Tom Hedrick a wonderful man that has devoted most of his career in helping parents of addicts. Tom will soon be retiring from his position in New York with The Partnership. But I am sure this a man that will never give up the fight and as many thousands of parents that unknowingly owe him a huge thank you today there will be thousands more in the future that will benefit from his work.
Tom is the one on the right in the red shirt.
Be sure to watch the link!!!!!!!
After listening to Tom please go to The Center for Motivation and Change and download the Parents 20 Minute Guide. Forewarned, it takes a lot more than 20 minutes to digest it but it is time well spent by any parent. (just click on the subjects on the left side of the page)
CMC: Parents 20 Minute Guide
I know this might be a lot to ask in the holiday season but the video is only 2 minutes.
ps.: I told my story to 150 more students 2 weeks ago at a high school where I have not been before. A representative from another new high school called me last week trying to get me into his school to speak.