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Post Rehab Do’s and Don’ts for Loved Ones

By |2018-07-30T12:26:17-04:00December 11th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource, For Families of Addicts, Personal Growth, Practicing Recovery|

When your loved one comes home from rehab, it's natural to be nervous about what comes next. This guide will give you a basic framework for navigating some of the common challenges faced during the post-rehab adjustment period. Do Take Time to Educate Yourself If you've never struggled with drug or alcohol abuse yourself, it [...]

How to Help a Parent Who Struggles with Addiction

By |2018-10-23T13:32:05-04:00November 24th, 2017|Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|

Watching a loved one battle addiction is never easy, but having a parent who struggles with substance abuse presents unique challenges. You must balance the desire to see your father or mother get help with the need to address how parental addiction has affected your own mental health. Recognizing the Signs of Parental Addiction In [...]

Talking to Kids About a Parent’s Addiction

By |2018-08-06T09:32:01-04:00November 9th, 2017|Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|

Talking to kids about a parent's substance abuse problem isn't easy, but this is a conversation you simply can't ignore. Brushing the topic aside gives children the message that addiction is a shameful family secret. Instead, plan to discuss a parent's decision to seek treatment in an age-appropriate manner—setting the stage for open and honest [...]

Understanding the Relationship Between Alcohol and Depression

By |2018-10-23T13:40:53-04:00October 12th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, For Families of Addicts|

The relationship between alcohol and depression is deceptive. Since drinking is often a part of social gatherings, it may seem like a few beers would be a great way to take your mind off your troubles. However, alcohol can actually worsen depression symptoms. In some cases, it may even induce depression in someone with no [...]

How to Plan an Intervention

By |2018-10-23T13:42:03-04:00October 5th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|

An intervention is often the best way for someone suffering from drug or alcohol addiction to begin their path to recovery. People struggling with substance abuse are often suffering from denial about the extent of their problem, so hearing firsthand how their actions have affected their loved ones can serve as a wake-up call. This [...]

6 Personality Traits Linked to Addiction

By |2018-07-30T13:30:50-04:00September 13th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, For Families of Addicts|

Although there is no one set addictive personality type, researchers who study the causes of addiction have found a number of traits that are closely linked to an increased risk of drug or alcohol abuse. 1. Impulsivity Impulsive people are often viewed as fun to be around due to their spontaneous nature, but this personality [...]

Principles of Effective Addiction Treatment

By |2020-10-19T10:54:28-04:00July 28th, 2017|For Families of Addicts, Resource|

Every addiction treatment program aims to help clients stop using drugs or alcohol, stay sober, and become productive members of society. However, this doesn't mean that all treatment programs are the same. If you're considering addiction treatment for yourself or someone you love, it's important to be aware of the basic principles that an effective [...]

Understanding the Causes of Alcoholism: How Genes and Environmental Factors Contribute to Your Personal Addiction Risk

By |2019-09-11T17:11:50-04:00July 9th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, For Families of Addicts|

Many of the people who seek alcohol addiction treatment have parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or siblings who've also struggled with alcohol abuse. However, alcoholism isn't inherited in the same way you'd inherit blue eyes and blond hair. Addiction develops as the result of a complex interaction between genes and environmental risk factors. Genes That Affect [...]

Adult Children of Alcoholics: 5 Tips to Help You Heal the Wounds from a Traumatic Childhood

By |2019-09-14T15:55:08-04:00June 5th, 2017|Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|

Adult children of alcoholics are often described as "co-victims" who develop many of the same characteristics associated with alcoholism, even if they've never taken a drink themselves. If you're struggling to come to terms with the trauma you suffered due to a parent's drinking, read on for tips about how to begin the healing process. [...]

How to Love Someone in Recovery

By |2018-10-23T16:38:12-04:00March 23rd, 2017|Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|

Watching your spouse or partner struggle with addiction isn't easy, but this challenge doesn't have to mean the end of your relationship. With patience, commitment, and determination, your marriage can emerge from this struggle stronger than ever before. Start a New Chapter in Your Relationship Try to look at your spouse being in recovery as [...]