Latest Articles from Addicts Ripple

Kylie LeBlanc

Four Steps to Freedom Part 2 of 4

Step 2: Connect the Past to Present Life Hey Everyone! This is part two of a four part mini blog series I’ve been working on. If you missed the first one you can find it here. I am working through the book Changing Course by Claudia Black (which is amazing for any and every family

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Kylie LeBlanc

Four Steps to Freedom Part 1 of 4

Hey Everyone! It’s been a little while since I’ve got to spend some time blogging. I am looking forward to getting back in the swing of things. I have recently started reading Claudia Black’s book: Changing Course. I’ve been hard at work looking for new resources both for personal reasons and with the intentions of

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Kylie LeBlanc

Jordan Barnes – Author Interview

Hello everyone! Along this journey of writing my own story, I have been given the opportunity to virtually “meet” some pretty amazing characters. So often when we think of addiction, our minds automatically go to the negative aspects. I want to shed some light on the positive things that can come from it-like the ones

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Kylie LeBlanc

How Is My Social Anxiety Connected to Childhood

So, for the past few days I have been at the annual LASACT conference. Sitting through 20+ hours of training related to addiction and family dysfunction can tend to make me examine myself just a little closer. As far back as I can remember, I have been an anxious child and socially awkward. I have always

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Kylie LeBlanc

The Truth That Survivors Struggle With

I write this to invite you to look a little closer at the children living amid addiction. I suggest that you look deeply at yourselves, explore all of your little quirks (good and bad). Watch your husband/wife/partner and investigate where these seemingly insignificant behaviors come from. What makes you tick? I started writing this book and

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Kylie LeBlanc

I’ll Hold Your Hand

Today would be my grandfathers 73rd birthday. But sadly we lost him just a few days ago (which would explain my absence this past week). As most of you know we also lost my mother (his daughter) to addiction back in 2007. Her loss was nothing short of traumatic for our whole family. My grandfather

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