The recovery process is a period of healing for the whole family. Your health and well-being is just as important as the loved one you are supporting. Making time for self-care and surrounding yourself with a strong support system will
As you go through the recovery process, it is important to surround yourself with family and friends who support you and can walk with you during this new phase of life.
Having a sense of purpose gives a “why” for the recovery process. Connecting to a deeper motivation for what could be in your life can help when there are difficult days to get through.
An important part of the recovery process is rebuilding relationships with friends and family members. An addiction can cause rifts and conflict within relationships, but hold on to hope that relationships can be rebuilt, and even made stronger than ever
To best support a loved one throughout the recovery process, it is important to help them create an environment that is conducive to recovery. Work with them to understand what they need to feel supported and to develop healthy, positive
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
Every year, during Recovery Month in September, the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) raises awareness about the recovery process. The recovery process not only includes the individuals undergoing recovery, but also their friends and family members,
By Christine Murray, HRI Director Turmoil. Despair. Chaos. Uncertainty. Anger. Confusion. Fear. When a loved one is facing an addiction, the emotional whirlwind can be intense. It’s normal for people in this situation to move rapidly between different emotions in
In honor of September being National Recovery Month, today we are spotlighting Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) for #FindHelpFriday! Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve
By Michael Wildman M. Div, CCJP, LCAS, CCS-I Deciding to seek help is one of the most important steps in starting the road to recovery from struggles with alcohol or other drug use. However, the next steps can seem pretty