Guest Entry: Is Your Legacy as a Father at Potential Risk?

By Dr. Eddie Capparucci, Ph.D., LPC, C-CSAS What will be your legacy as a father? Would your children say if someone asked if you were a good dad? Would that person hear how you take time to play catch in the backyard, attend dance recitals, serve as a Boy Scout leader, make the world’s best…

Hey Former Addicts, We Have the Same Disease: Addiction

A couple of days ago, a friend who has written books about her addiction approached me about a project. I won't share details about her here because it could make her identifiable and I don't want to do that. This isn't about her. She is involved in creating a book that would feature addicts of…

Imposter Syndrome hasn’t disappeared in recovery

The reality about recovery is that it sets you up for a healthier, happier life. But like all of those normal people out there, you're still going to have a range of emotions. You're also going to have other things going on. Just because you don't drink anymore, it doesn't mean self-doubt goes away. If…

My Son’s 18th Birthday is Forcing Me to Reflect on Aging

Tomorrow is my son's 18th birthday. That means today is his last day of being a child, which means this is my last day of having kids. My daughter is 21 and bought a house last month. She's not coming home. My son is waiting to hear back from colleges where he's applied. I understand…

In Recovery and Addiction, Be Good to Others with Different Beliefs

When I ask people to guest post, it's usually because they have a point-of-view that I don't. I'm not suggesting anything overly radical, but they just have a different way of looking at addiction and recovery. Often, that means people with strong spiritual connections and beliefs. Morality usually plays a big part in spirituality, especially…