Ask a Family Therapist: did I cause my child’s alcoholism?

Sunil (left) and Christine (right) facilitate a Children's Healthy Coping Skills program.

Ask a Family Therapist with Sunil Boodhai, MSW (RSW), BEd., manager of Renascent’s Family Care Programs, therapist and counsellor.   Q: My daughter is addicted to alcohol. She drinks every day and I don’t know what to do. She sometimes blames me for her drinking, saying that I stress her out with my nagging. I don’t…

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Ask a Family Therapist: why is everyone pretending nothing’s wrong?

Sunil Boodhai, MSW (RSW), BEd., manager of Renascent’s Family Care Programs, therapist and counsellor

Ask a Family Therapist with Sunil Boodhai, MSW (RSW), BEd., manager of Renascent’s Family Care Programs, therapist and counsellor.   Q: My brother and I both went to visit our parents during the December holidays. My brother has an obvious issue controlling his alcohol consumption but during the entire visit, while he was intoxicated and causing…

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Ask a Family Therapist: why do family members need treatment?

Sunil (left) and Christine (right) facilitate a Children's Healthy Coping Skills program.

Ask a Family Therapist with Sunil Boodhai, MSW (RSW), BEd., manager of Renascent’s Family Care Programs, therapist and counsellor.   Q: Why do family members need treatment if a loved one has an addiction?   A: This is a frequently asked question. In fact, when I contact family members to ask if they’ve considered our…

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