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Resources for Families and Loved Ones

Addiction is a disease that not only affects the person with the substance use disorder (SUD), but also those surrounding them. As a friend or family member to someone who…

What to Do if Your Friend is Addicted to Drugs or Alcohol?

It’s a tough situation to be in when you realize one of your friends may be suffering from drug addiction or alcoholism, and there isn’t usually an easy solution. On…

What to Do When a Loved One Is Addicted

Watching a loved one struggle with addiction can be one of the most heartbreaking things life throws at you. Addiction is a disease that doesn’t always look the same for…

When Your Loved One Leaves Recovery First

What Is the Discharge Process? We know how anxious you will be for your loved one to return home. We are here to work with you during this life-changing moment….

Families: What You Need to Know

Sending your loved one off to treatment is scary; you may worry about their well-being and how they’re progressing. Knowing more about just how they’ll spend their time at Recovery…

How Families of Veterans Are Affected by Substance Abuse

Families of veterans can experience psychological and emotional stress while their loved one is deployed, and after they have returned home and retired from the service. Mental health disorders from…

Family Therapy: What Are the Benefits?

Family therapy is a type of therapy that employs interpersonal strategies to address issues affecting the health of a family. The central idea in family therapy is that individual problems…

Addiction Is A Family Affair

  Reprinted from American Addiction Centers

The Effects of Family Members on Addicts’ Recoveries

Family members can impact addicts’ recoveries more than anyone else in their lives. They can act as enablers, interventionists, saboteurs, and helping hands. Their influences can truly make or break…