Here is very short video (less than 2 minutes!) with Valerie Bertinelli, an actress who was married to Eddie Van Halen, a guitarist with a history of drug addiction. Ms. Bertinelli offers important tips for family members with addicted loved ones. Even though it’s brief, the messages are critical and consistent with the Sober Families approach: it is important to get help for yourself when you are in a relationship with an addicted loved one, and you don’t have to use “tough love” with […]
Alcohol has been linked to violence in intimate relationships for decades. However, domestic violence experts caution that these are two separate problems and should be treated as such. Here we will explore the issues and ways to protect yourself and your children should you be faced with violence or the threat of violence.
By definition, violence is an act against another person or oneself that involves some sort of injury. The World Report on Violence and Health describes violence as:
“The intentional use of physical […]