Addiction and substance use disorders are one of the only diseases that convince the person afflicted that they do not have it.
How do you deal with one of the most crazy-making hallmarks of the disease?
It is not uncommon for a loved one abusing drugs or alcohol to hold the entire family hostage in a never-ending cycle of denial.
I’ve been there and I know all too well how denial can tear families apart.
And denial can even show up in family members, too.
So how do you even know which way is up?
Denial shields us from situations we’re not emotionally prepared to handle.
But it also keeps the whole family stuck in cycles of hurt, confusion, and frustration.
Denial is a coping mechanism. It serves a protective purpose.
AND, it keeps our loved one’s stuck in destructive cycles that are painful and traumatic for everyone involved.
WHILE WE NEED TO PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH DENIAL,
PROCEED WE MUST DO
How do you even do this, you wonder?
Don’t worry. I have a plan.
5 Ways to Address
a Loved One’s Denial
There are no easy solutions, but this workshop will offer you 5 steps to address a loved one’s denial.
It’s the next step to continue your journey and reclaim your life from the chaos.
DENIAL IS TRICKY
But you are not without resources to address it.
this workshop will cover:
What denial actually is
Two factors that complicate denial of substance use in families
The 5 steps families can take to address denial
Special considerations when determining how to address denial
Methods to get clear on your own reactions that may need to shift
Suggestions for dealing with consequences of the use that affect you and the family
Coaching exercises to determine personalized approaches to addressing denial
Resources on substance use and denial
All with an online support community to keep the conversation going with both Madeleine and other workshop participants
Coming October 2023
Coming October 2023
Madeleine is just amazing with family members. She is loving, kind and willing to be raw and vulnerable in her work. She clearly gets it. And she has this magical ability to shift seamlessly from knowledgeable facilitator to compassionate friend who is walking the same journey in the trenches of this horrible disease. I wish that I, and my family, had met her when I was still drinking.
That was really informative. I so appreciated your vulnerability in sharing your story, too.
Your presentation really hit close to home today. I really appreciate everything you shared, your understanding and your support.
Thanks for your vulnerability and rawness. It ratifies your advice and makes it super impactful.