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How to Know if Your Loved One Needs Rehab

By |2019-09-14T15:55:33-04:00March 13th, 2017|Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|

Are you wondering whether someone you care about needs addiction treatment? The road to a substance abuse problem isn’t a straight line. For most people, it’s more like a slippery slope. When the person in need and their families look back at past events, they can see how the addiction developed, but it’s difficult to [...]

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Advice for Parents of Children with Addiction Problems

By |2020-01-09T21:37:43-05:00January 26th, 2017|Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|

Do you remember the first time you held your son or daughter? Becoming a parent is a great joy, but it’s also a great responsibility. You probably felt a weight of responsibility in that moment, not only to provide for your child, but also to guide him to make choices for himself. Guiding a young [...]

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The Importance of Family Support During Recovery

By |2020-02-11T17:32:32-05:00January 18th, 2017|Aftercare, Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|

Loving someone suffering from drug or alcohol addiction isn't easy, but as a family member you'll play a vital role in helping your loved one on the path to recovery. Multiple studies have shown that people with substance problems who have caring and supportive family members are less likely to relapse than those without strong [...]

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Family Recovery: Creating Recovery Contracts

By |2019-09-14T16:08:47-04:00February 1st, 2016|Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|

Families with an addicted loved one need to create and enforce healthy boundaries. As part of St. Joseph Institute’s Family Program, we encourage families to develop a written contract with their loved one to establish ground rules and facilitate a strong recovery. A contract is useful for several reasons: It makes both parties aware of [...]

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Family Recovery: Recognizing Manipulation

By |2021-04-12T10:47:46-04:00November 23rd, 2015|For Families of Addicts|

Those suffering from addiction commonly resort to manipulation as a communication style. They lie, blame others for their problems, and do anything they can to get people to leave them alone so they can continue to use drugs or alcohol. Through manipulation, they can make their addiction seem like your fault. As you support your [...]

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Family Recovery: Recognizing Self-Destructive Behavior

By |2020-10-19T10:55:54-04:00October 26th, 2015|Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|

We all know that addicts engage in self-destructive behavior—their addiction is the most obvious way they attempt to harm themselves. But less obvious behaviors are also self-destructive, and when addicts—especially those in recovery—begin to engage frequently in these behaviors, you can be sure they are headed toward relapse. Self-destructive behavior is caused by guilt and [...]

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Family Recovery: Establishing Boundaries

By |2019-09-14T16:15:14-04:00September 10th, 2015|Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|

As family members and friends of an addicted loved one, you have probably observed this person fail to establish clear boundaries. You may also have a hard time establishing the boundaries that would protect you from this person’s behavior. Learning healthy boundaries is an essential aspect of self-care. Boundaries help us know who we are [...]

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Enabling: Learning the Difference Between Love and Attachment

By |2020-10-19T10:55:07-04:00July 6th, 2015|Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|

Guilt. Resentment. Anxiety. Exhaustion. If you have an alcoholic or addict in your life and feel one or more of these feelings consistently, you are probably engaging in enabling behavior. What is enabling? Enabling is the illusion of help, the illusion of love. Enabling is what we do when we want to control outcomes, when [...]

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Afraid to Love: The Enabling Dilemma

By |2018-10-23T18:26:21-04:00October 27th, 2014|Family Resource, For Families of Addicts, Miscellaneous|

A mother called very upset that her son had not been approved for admission to St. Joseph Institute. I explained that he wasn’t ready for treatment. He wasn’t ready to stop using his drugs. He had no motivation to get clean beyond the desire to “get his parents off his back.” “What can I do [...]

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Common Roadblocks to Recovery

By |2018-10-23T18:34:41-04:00June 24th, 2014|Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|

There is no point in being less than honest.  Recovery is hard work.  It requires discipline and change – things that most of us resist, not just addicts and alcoholics.  To overcome addiction it is important to recognize that there is a battle taking place with a powerful, chronic disease.  It can be beaten, but [...]

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