Do We Need Family Therapy?

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The family unit is, in many ways, the critical unit of our society. Our families are with us from the beginning, and the members of a family most often support one another. But families are not always resilient enough to defend themselves against everything that comes their way. And addiction is among the most dangerous

How to Find Addiction Treatment for a Loved One

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Nothing is more painful than watching someone you care about struggling with addiction. In addition to worrying about their well-being, it’s also very common to feel powerless. Even though you may not be the one using, the addiction is still a large part of your life. The adverse effects of addiction have been known to

Supporting a Loved One Returning From Addiction Treatment

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A loved one returning from addiction treatment faces a whole new set of challenges. Although it may seem they are done with treatment and maybe ‘fixed’, leaving treatment is just the first leg in an even more difficult journey to recovery. As a friend, family member, or partner, it can be difficult to navigate this

How to Support Loved Ones in Recovery

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If you have been asking yourself how to support loved ones in recovery, there are several steps that you can take. It is essential to keep in mind that family members play some of the most vital roles in recovery from addiction. A strong support network is one of the pillars of a healthy, lasting

What it Means to be a Mom with Addiction

woman hugging her child trying to figure out what it means to be a mom with an addiction

Addiction is a disease that has reached epidemic proportions. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), almost one million Americans used heroin in 2016 alone; and heroin is nowhere near as apparent as the current opioid epidemic. It is one thing to struggle with addiction issues when you are on your own. But

Dad in Addiction Recovery

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Having a family member in addiction recovery is never easy – it can be even more complicated and painful when the person in recovery is someone you are very close to, like a parent. One of the most insidious myths surrounding rehabilitation and recovery is that addiction only really affects the addicted person. In reality,

Family Program=Family Recovery

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Because addiction is a family disease Lakeview Health Systems places emphasis on their family program. A family program will help family members of an addict or alcoholic recover from the damage that was done during their loved ones active addiction.

How Drug Addiction Affects Relationships

With the rise of opioid-related deaths, more and more families and loved ones are becoming affected, and substance use disorder treatment, family intervention, and relational repair are needed. Many times, people concentrate on the psychological and physical effects of drug addiction, and many times they are not talking about the social aspect and how drug addiction

Why the Whole Family Needs Recovery from Addiction

Addiction is a family disease. The Recovery Book advises family members of people in recovery that “Everyone in your family, as well as other people in your lives, have been affected by addiction in some way. Now you all need to work on getting your lives back to some kind of normal.” This advice is