Being Sober and Parenting a Video Game Addict

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The disease of addiction affects 1 out of 10 people in the United States, and is a devastating―often, fatal―illness. Now, from the physician director of the renowned Betty Ford Center, comes a step-by-step plan with a realistic “one-day-at-a-time” approach to a disease that so often seems insurmountable. With a focus on reclaiming the power that comes from a life free of dependency, Being Sober walks readers through the many phases of addiction and recovery without judgment or the overly “cultish” language of traditional 12-step plans. It also addresses the latest face of this disease: the “highly functioning” addict, or someone who is still able to achieve personal and professional success even as they battle a drug or alcohol problem. Dr. Haroutunian tackles this provocative issue head-on, offering new insight into why you don’t have to “bottom out” to get help. Dr. Haroutunian is himself a recovering alcoholic and knows firsthand the challenges of sobriety. His background and expertise in the field of alcohol and drug treatment give him a powerful edge and perspective that is unparalleled in his field. Using clear, straightforward language, Being Sober offers a proven path toward emotional sobriety and a rewarding new life based on gratitude, dignity, and self-respect. Including a Foreword written by Steven Tyler. It's All About Changing Lives Dr. Harry earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College of Union University in Albany, New York. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, California Academy of Family Physicians, American Society of Addiction Medicine, American Medical Association, American Board of Addiction Medicine, and American Board of Family Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Family Physicians and American Board of Addiction Medicine. He serves on the Substance Abuse Advisory Board for the Screen Actors Guild, on the Substance Abuse Advisory Board for the American Bar Association’s Lawyer Assistance Programs, and on the Advisory Board for Alliance for a Healthier Generation, supported by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation.

Guest 2: Jeffery Munn Author of "Parenting a Video Game Addict: Strategies for Helping a Child Addicted to Video Games” About the book: Are you concerned about how much time your child spends playing video games? Have you seen changes in his or her behavior that are causing you to worry? Written by a family therapist, Parenting a Video Game Addict will give you the tools necessary to: Determine if your child might be addicted. Talk to your child about his or her video game use in a constructive way. Set solid limits and boundaries that actually work. Gently but effectively guide your child towards healthier activities. If you've tried everything and nothing has worked, it's time to use a different approach. Stop resorting to desperate attempts to change your child's behavior by yelling, lecturing, or threatening. Instead, follow the structured, consistent steps outlined in this book to see real results that last. Parenting any child brings many challenges, but parenting a child who has fallen under the spell of video games is a unique struggle. Most people can't do it alone or without guidance. Instead of banging your head against the wall and doing the same thing over and over, make a change in your approach that will make a lasting difference in your child's life, your life, and the wellbeing of your entire family. Jeffrey Munn is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over ten years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. His work has helped many parents navigate the difficult task of parenting with solid, consistent boundaries in a way that is effective but still loving and positive. Practically Sane What is Practically Sane? Practically Sane is a website, a blog, and a movement to improve the way we engage in dialogue about the issues we care about the most. Whether communication has become more dysfunctional or social media has just made the dysfunction more visible, one thing is clear: we need to learn how to talk to each other if we want to avoid further hostility and division. Productive conversation is the key to finding solutions and progressing as a society. This site aims to bring more of it into the world.

"I like teaching people how to feel good and live awesome lives"- Jeffrey Munn

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