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Substance Abuse Help

Addiction touches every family in one way or the other.  How it affects is dependent on the relationship and the person that has the addiction.  Everything and anything has the potential to be turned upside down.  Relationships, child rearing, finances, safety, housing and more are all at risk. 


Addiction affects the family. Whether it’s a child, parent, or spouse, addiction alters the lives of anyone who loves the person.  No one is immune from the impact.   It's an uninvited guest that no one can figure out how to get them to leave.  Though Traveling Light Counseling does not work with Addiction outside of Couples Counseling we are here to help with resources for families and loved ones experiencing the pain or stress of a loved one held hostage by addiction.  

Click here to learn more about the 6 Family Roles in Addiction.



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Wasted: Exposing the Family Effect of Addiction | Sam Fowler | TEDxFurmanU

Wasted: Exposing the Family Effect of Addiction | Sam Fowler | TEDxFurmanU

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What Is Addiction?

What Is Addiction?

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Why are Drugs so Hard to Quit?

Why are Drugs so Hard to Quit?

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Help is just a phone call away

Treasure Coast Crisis Line: 


Port St. Lucie Hospital:  


Suicide Crisis Hotline:

#211 or 1.800.272.TALK (8255)

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 



310.855.4673 or text 839863

Crisis Text Line:

Text 741741 and in subject line type Hello or Help

Recommended Resources


Website: I SAVE FL

Learn more about Florida's resources for people who misuse drugs and their loved ones.


Book: Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself, By Melody Beattie

Melody Beattie’s compassionate and insightful look into codependency—the concept of losing oneself in the name of helping another—has guided millions of readers toward the understanding that they are powerless to change anyone but themselves and that caring for the self is where healing begins.



In this episode, the physiological effects that drinking alcohol has on the brain and body at different levels of consumption and over time. Genetic differences that predispose certain individuals to alcoholism, binge and habit-drinking. He explains alcohol metabolism in simple terms and how it effectively acts as a poison, leading to cellular stress and damage. 


Website: Al-anon Family Groups

Al-Anon members are people, just like you, who are worried about someone with a drinking problem.


Book: Alcohol Lied to Me: How to Stop Drinking and Get the Real You Back, By Craig Beck

All these 'willpower' based attempts to stop drinking failed (exactly as they were destined to do). Slowly he discovered the truth about alcohol addiction & one by one all the lies he had previously believed started to fall apart. For the first time, he noticed that he genuinely didn’t want to drink anymore. In this book, he will lead you through the same fantastic process.


Article: Opioid Use Disorder & Suicide

Opioids change the way your brain responds to pleasure, which can make the lows even lower when they wear off, thus raising the risk for suicide. Executive functioning, decision-making, and impulse control are all impacted by opioid use, which can also elevate the odds for suicide.


Book: Good Boundaries and Goodbyes: Loving Others Without Losing the Best of Who You Are, By Lysa TerKeurst

Join #1 New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst as she helps you stop the dysfunction of unhealthy relationships by showing you biblical ways to set boundaries—and, when necessary, say goodbye—without losing the best of who you are.

Is it unloving or selfish to set a boundary? Are Christians ever called to walk away from a relationship that’s no longer safe or sustainable? Lysa TerKeurst deeply understands these hard questions in the midst of relational struggles.

Check out: Dopesick

Additional Wellness Tools & Resources 

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Breathing Exercises

A collection of breathing exercise resources to help you pass the time intentionally during the stay at home order.

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A collection of yoga videos to help you intentionally pass the time during the stay at home order. 

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A collection of meditations resources to help you pass the time intentionally during the stay at home order.


Online Therapy

The convenience of doing therapy at home or on the go to keep yourself mentally well during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Allowing us to do what we do best here at Traveling Light: hold space, destress, gain perspective, catch your breath and unpack and talk.

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Ted Talks

A collection of Ted Talks on various subject matters to help you pass the time intentionally during the stay at home order.

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