10 Tips to Help You Heal During a Loved One’s Recovery

10 Tips to Help You Heal During a Loved One’s Recovery “Addiction is a family disease. One person may use, but the whole family suffers.” — Shelly Lewis Research has shown that families play a significant role in the recovery of an addict. However, these family members must also focus on their personal ability to heal….

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4 Ways to Assist Your Spouse Throughout the Recovery Process

A romantic relationship is supposed to be your safe haven — a place of trust, respect, and support. However, for millions of Americans, their relationships are impacted by alcohol on a daily basis. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, in 2017, approximately 14.1 million adults ages 18 and older had alcohol use disorder….

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How to Heal When You’ve Grown Up with Alcoholic Parents

An alcoholic home is often one of chaos and instability, causing lasting effects for children exposed to this type of unpredictable environment. According to the available research, more than 11 million American children under the age of 18 live in a family with at least one alcoholic parent. The effects of parental alcoholism can be severe, and…

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How do I Hold an Intervention? Your Step-by-Step Guide

Witnessing addiction destroy a loved one is a tragic event, but it’s one that countless people experience every year. If this is your current reality, you may be wondering what you can do to help. In many instances, this invariably raises the question of how to hold an intervention. First, it’s important to not take your queues from “reality” television. The following process can help you get it done right.

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SMART Recovery: What You Need to Know

If you (or someone you know and love) have a drug addiction, you will hit “rock bottom.” When that happens, the SMART Recovery program may look like a viable solution to your problem. But, at “rock bottom,” it’s difficult to make a decision that will impact the rest of your life as you know it.

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How to Prevent Relapse While in Recovery

When you engaged in long-term abuse of alcohol or drugs you may have damaged brain function. These damaged brain cells will not resolve in the early stages of sobriety. This is one contributing factor to relapse.

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Family Member Support Guide – The Stages of Family Involvement in Recovery

To see a loved family member, whether it is a child, a parent or a sibling, go through the struggles of a substance use disorder is painful. It can be easy to avoid the situation or pretend it isn’t that bad, but ultimately for the successful recovery of this loved one it is important for family to confront the issue, encourage treatment and to play active and supportive roles in recovery.

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Addiction and Psychosocial Development in Early Childhood

Substance abuse and addiction are very complicated issues, but contributing factors may be a result of poor, delayed or incomplete psychosocial development. Psychosocial skills and values, such as trust, self-identity, competence and purpose, are important for functioning normally within society.

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