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5 Mistakes Family Members Make When Their Loved One Comes Home from Addiction Treatment

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When Your Family Member Comes Home From Treatment You’ve been waiting, and perhaps even praying, for this for a long time. Your family member finally agreed to get treatment and has successfully completed inpatient treatment for substance abuse. It’s both a celebratory – and anxiety producing – time. Below find 5 things that families should NOT do when their loved...[ read more ]

Criticism, Feedback, Constructive Suggestion – Or as I like to call it “Terror”

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Asking for Feedback I recently “put myself out there” in terms of (gulp) asking for feedback. This.is.not.easy for.me. I am a perfectionist in (perpetual) recovery. I struggle daily with remembering that done is better than perfect.  To give an illustration of the burden this has been on me, I began 873 journals as a child and teen and never made...[ read more ]

Is Your Relationship With Money Affecting Your Recovery from Substance Abuse?

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Show Me The Money Money is not talked about nearly enough in the recovery community. That’s unfortunate; it is one of the areas that can have a significant impact on the quality of sobriety, happiness, and personal growth and integrity.     It’s common for persons with the disease of addiction to have had a damaged, dishonest, and dangerous relationship with...[ read more ]

3 Key Points When your Children Live with an Addict in Recovery

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It's complicated living with addicts and alcoholics. To be honest, it doesn't get less complicated when that person is in recovery. It gets even more challenging with young family members who are able to understand and observe addiction but not old enough to grasp concepts such as “brain disease” and “family dysfunction.” Below I list 3 of important ideas to...[ read more ]

The Myth of Readiness and Wanting To Get Sober

What They Say About People Who Abuse Substances “They have to want it.” “It will only work if they are ready.” “You have to let them hit rock bottom.” These are common sayings in 12 Step meetings, in recovery communities, by family members and friends. It’s even sometimes (unfortunately) said in professional treatment. To be fair, it’s said out of...[ read more ]

Why Do I Need a Therapist if I Have a Program?

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Isn’t AA (or 12 Step) Enough? This week, I will celebrate 30 years of sobriety. I’ve seen a lot of changes in the recovery community over the years. One encouraging change is the open, and sometimes even welcoming perspective on the need for professional help for some people in recovery through 12 Step participation. Early on, there was a reluctance...[ read more ]



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