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Why Couldn’t I See How Much Harm I Was Causing My Family?

Fathoming the pain you caused a loved can be difficult to ascertain when you are in the active claws of addiction. Addiction alters the reality sensors in your brain. You can watch your own unkind and destructive behavior, unfold as if someone else is in control. You may see that you are harming a lovedRead More

What if My Family Isn’t Supportive of My Recovery?

Some family members aren’t going to be able to offer you support after you leave a rehab facility. They may harbor anger and resentment for all the pain and suffering you might have caused them while you were actively in the throws of an addiction. You want them to believe that you’ve changed, but theyRead More

Why Me? I Come from a Good Family

Alcoholism and drug addiction are not dependent upon social status. You are not immune from addition because your mother is or was a corporate lawyer and your father the executive director of a worldwide nonprofit. It doesn’t matter if you are a Mayflower descendant, attended one of the top prep schools in the country orRead More

How Can I Cope with the Addiction in My Family?

We understand how challenging it can be for families to cope with a member who is addicted to a substance such as alcohol and drugs. With with advent of the opioid crisis, more and more families are being torn asunder. Grandparents are taking care of grandchildren, parents are dealing with an addicted teen, a husbandRead More

How Do I Know if a Loved One is Depressed?

Depression is being taken more seriously lately, with so many well-loved celebrities and lesser known, but just as loved, individuals taking their lives following depression. It is a difficult mental health condition to see because it can be hidden well by those who suffer excruciating pain. When you know the signs, it may help identifyRead More

What Can Family Expect When a Loved One Returns from Rehab?

Everyone is likely to be excited, nervous, even anxious about the arrival of a loved one after time in rehab. There is something about the expectant waiting for someone that has gone through a challenging time because there are ideas about how that person may or may not have changed during that time. It mayRead More

How Families Come Together to Heal

Addiction is a family disease. The person with the addiction typically gets the full blame because they are the one that takes the actions that get the family into the problematic circumstances that arise. Even though loved ones are not responsible for the drinking and using part of the addiction, often times family members canRead More

Tips to Reconnect with Your Family Before the Holidays

Addiction is a family disease that affects everyone that it comes in contact with. Once an addict gets sober, it is not likely that life will become automatically better without some work on themselves and the relationships that are important to them. Addicts in recovery should learn to take responsibility for their actions. By doingRead More

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