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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

What Happens During an Intervention?

When a loved one gets to the point of no return and you are in fear of everything that is involved with their addiction, it may be time to stage an intervention. A structured conversation between an addict, friends and family, and an impartial mediator, called an intervention specialist, is how an intervention works. AnRead More

Should You Be in a Relationship in Early Sobriety?

Getting into a relationship in the first year of recovery is typically frowned upon. There are so many changes going on in your life that a relationship can distract you from recovery. Addiction usually stunts a person emotionally causing their maturity level to possibly be the same age as when they started drinking and using,Read More

How Do You Heal the Addicted Family System?

A fact of addiction – addiction affects every person that encounters it. The family of an addict is no exception. Typically, the family becomes so immune to the addiction, that the chaotic lifestyle that comes with addiction becomes the norm. Addiction creates a dysfunction that alters the dynamics of a family system. Family members tendRead More

5 Ways to Heal the Family

Now that help has been sought out and the addict is at treatment, it is time for the family to begin healing, too.  This is the perfect opportunity to reflect, reconnect, and realize the next phase of recovery.   Therapy Addiction is a disease that not only tries to kill the body, but also theRead More

How You Can Best Support Someone In Treatment

It seems that it has been a long time coming.  The lying, scamming, and manipulating has brought the family to seek more help.  Once the addict is in recovery, the family has to regain control over their own lives while still supporting the healing addict.  This can be a very difficult balance.  Many families willRead More

Foundations of Healthy Relationships in Recovery

Relationships require maintenance on a day to day basis. They take work by all the participants that are involved. When we are in recovery, we have many things that we need to address to move forward and grow.  One of the things that we must learn in recovery is how to have a foundation inRead More

What Does One Day at a Time Mean?

Taking recovery “one day at a time” is a familiar idea. There are several layers built into it. The most important meaning is that you don’t have to quit using forever; you only have to quit for today. It’s the first step on a journey of a thousand miles. Of course, “one day at aRead More

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