Scope of the Problem - Family Night Notes

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Hagedorn MHS 6245 1 The Scope of the Problem: Understanding Those Who Struggle with Addictive Disorders and Help for those Who have been Impacted (For Partners Only (For Partners Only) W. Bryce Hagedorn, PhD, LMHC, NCC, MAC This presentation is for you if… Your partner “_____________________” with: Illicit drug use Overuse of alcohol Pornography, infidelity, or what you consider an “abnormal” sexual drive Obsessive relationships with food Spending too much money on gambling Spending too much time on the Internet? You anticipate ____________________________________ with someone who struggles in any of these areas You yourself struggle with any of the above, or: Find yourself jumping from one relationship to another Need to have someone in your life to define who you are What can you hope to get… Support – “_____________________________…” Understanding? A beginning Information Tools for the road ahead
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Hagedorn MHS 6245 2 Finally, this may be for you if… You have money problems because of someone else's addictive behavior You ____________to cover up for someone else's addictive behavior You think that your loved one's behavior is caused by his/her companions You make threats such as, "If you don't stop, I'll leave you," but you don't follow through You are afraid to upset your partner for fear that he/she will leave you You have been __________________________________by your partner’s behavior You find yourself searching for hidden clues that might be related to the addictive behavior of a loved one Finally, this may be for you if… _________________________in your problem(s) You have gotten someone out of jail as a result of his/her addictive behaviors __________ plays an all consuming role in your relationship You feel responsible for the addict's behavio You feel responsible for the addict s behavior You are preoccupied or obsessed by the addict's problems You find yourself engaging in addictive behaviors with the addict to prevent him/her from going elsewhere You find yourself engaging in ________________________________ behavior You thought about or attempted suicide because of someone's addictive behavior Definitions Addiction An abnormal love and trust relationship with an object or event in an attempt to control that which cannot be controlled. An increasing desire for something with an accompanying decreasing ability to satisfy that desire. Addictive behaviors : Compulsive like behavioral manifestations that meet criteria similar to that for chemical dependency A behavior that can function both to produce pleasure and to reduce painful affects is employed in a pattern that is characterized by two key features: (1) recurrent _____________ _____________________the behavior, and (2) continuation of the behavior despite substantial _____________________________ _______________________.
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