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The Mission of the Adult Children Institute...

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, yet expecting different results!

The Adult Children Institute was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1988 by Dr. Steve Frisch, Psy.D. He founded the Adult Children Institute in order to treat those individuals:

Whose emotional and spiritual well-being had been decimated by drug addiction and alcoholism.

Who had developed rigid, limiting, self-defeating coping mechanisms as a result of having to cope with and survive familial alcoholism and drug addiction.

Whose unresolved wounds from emotional neglect poison the relationship they have with themselves and the people in their lives.

Who suffered from the traumatic aftereffects of sexual and physical abuse.

By integrating the 12-Steps with transpersonal psychology and practical spirituality, Dr. Frisch, Psy.D. has developed treatment protocols that empower people to overcome their fears, heal their emotional wounds, free themselves from the self-defeating behaviors that sabotage their best efforts to openly love and be loved by the people in their life, and [re]connect with their Higher Power.

We Give In Order That We May Keep...

A fundamental element of Recovery is SERVICE. SERVICE is any action that carries the message of Recovery to others. In that spirit Dr. Frisch, Psy.D. founded Alive And Well Publications in 1995 to carry the message of Recovery to others. Through Alive And Well Publications, Dr. Frisch, Psy.D. began publishing materials he had written based on his years of clinical work treating alcoholism, drug addiction, codependency, Adult Children of Alcoholics, and Adult Survivors of Physical/Sexual Abuse. His free online books, special reports, recovery corner, self-help column, self-help journal, and self-help newsletter focus on the heart and soul of Recovery--personal, interpersonal, and spiritual healing, growth, and evolution. 

In the kinship of common suffering,
one alcoholic had been talking to another!

Dr. Frisch, Psy.D. developed AdultChildrenInstitute.com to create a community for participants in all 12-Step programs. Here people can come together to learn about Recovery, exchange experiences, and shape and mold their own path to emotional and spiritual well-being. In this spirit, Dr. Frisch, Psy.D. offers this Web Site, the Web Site's community of fellowship, his online books, reports, and pamphlets free to anybody who is seeking to learn about Recovery, get into Recovery, and/or to better understand how to enhance their Recovery program.

Free Online Books to
Inspire and Enrich Recovery

Free Online Reports to
Inspire and Enrich Recovery

Free Online Newsletter to
Inspire and Enrich Recovery

Free Online Self-Help Column to
Inspire and Enrich Recovery

Free Online Self-Help Journal to
Inspire and Enrich Recovery

Free Online Recovery Corner to
Inspire and Enrich Recovery

Free Online Recovery Resources

Free Online Recovery Message Boards

About Alcohol and Drugs

About Spirituality and Recovery

About Alcoholism and Recovery

About Relationships and Recovery

About Codependency and Recovery

About Drug Addiction and Recovery

About Recovery and the Twelve Steps

About Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse

About Self-Improvement and Recovery

About Adult Children of Alcoholics and Recovery

About the AdultChildrenInstitute.com

About Dr. Frisch's, Psy.D. Psychological Services

Dr. Steve Frisch, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in
Chicago, Illinois.

You can contact Dr. Frisch, Psy.D.  at
(847) 498-5611.

Recover from chemical dependency and its toxic impact on family members. Raise your children to choose to be alcohol and other drugs free. Learn how to in Dr. Frisch’s, Psy.D. Recovery book series—From Insanity to Serenity.


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