Supporting a Loved One With An Addiction: Tip 1
Supporting a loved one with an addiction is a difficult and complex journey, but with the proper tools and support system in place, it can be done in a healthy and safe way. To celebrate National Recovery Month, we will share tips this week on how to support a loved on with an addiction.
An essential part of supporting a friend or family member in their recovery process is learning about addiction, the recovery process itself, and what your role in the recovery process should look like. Having this important information can help you understand how to best support your loved one and help them have a lasting recovery.
A few ways to become educated about addiction and the recovery process include:
- Asking professionals from the treatment center your friend/family member attended for information and advice.
- Participating in a family program, such as the ones offered by Fellowship Hall.
- Visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s website for information and educational resources about addiction and recovery.
From previous HRI blog post, Learning About the Recovery Process.