Category: Family Support

man reaching out to help an alcoholic friend
Addiction

11 Tips To Help An Alcoholic Family Member Or Friend

There’s a lot of information out there on how to help an alcoholic get on the road to recovery. And like with most things, some of it is better than others. We’ve been working with alcoholics and addicts for more than 20 years and know just how difficult it can

family counseling for addiction
Addiction

The Effectiveness of Family Counseling for Addiction Treatment

Family counseling for addiction can be extremely beneficial. Anyone who has a loved one struggling with drugs or alcohol can agree that addiction doesn’t just affect the person who is using drugs or alcohol. Addiction is a family disease, and everyone involved in the person’s life on a day to

recovering addict holds his partner's hand
Family Support

How An Addict’s Behavior Changes Your Relationship

Being in a close relationship with an addict—be it a spouse, parent, child, or sibling—can be difficult. Emotional struggles and domestic issues are common in relationships with addicts. Consequently, sometimes living with addicts and their unhealthy behavior can make you feel uncomfortable or even unsafe. Typical addict behavior in relationships

Family Support

A Guide to Sober Partying

Many people associate partying with drinking alcohol or taking drugs. It’s a time where many lose their inhibitions, dance without worrying about how they look, and talk to new people. If you are beginning a new life of sobriety, you may feel that you have to give up this part

How Do Attachment Styles Affect Our Current Relationships?
Sober Living

How Do Attachment Styles Affect Our Current Relationships?

How bonds are learned and formed in early childhood can heavily impact and inform how adults approach relationships later in life. This is known as attachment theory. What Is Attachment Theory? Attachment theory is the notion that suggests how people approach and function within relationships as adults is developed during

alcoholic son
Family Support

How To Deal With An Alcoholic Son

For countless people, having children is one of the greatest joys of their entire life. The love a parent has for their child is arguably one of the most powerful emotions known to man. No matter what the challenge may be, most parents can see past the tough times because

What To Expect During Your First Year of Recovery
Addiction

What To Expect During Your First Year of Recovery

Now that you’re coming out of an addiction treatment and rehab program in Tennessee, you might not know how to feel. You’ll have to navigate your newfound life of sobriety on your own; although support groups and family can help, you ultimately have to decide how to best stay on

How to Recognize Early Signs of Addiction in Loved Ones
Addiction

How to Recognize Early Signs of Addiction in Loved Ones

Few things hurt more than watching a loved one struggle with addiction. Whether it’s alcoholism, prescription med abuse, or an opioid addiction, the thought of someone close to you suffering physically and mentally with something beyond their control is terrible. This is why it’s essential that you always keep an

Handling Your First Year of Sobriety
Addiction

Handling Your First Year of Sobriety

Addicts generally fall into their addiction because of difficulties in life that drive them over the edge. But the true greatest challenge arises later as an addict initially enters a life of sobriety. Though already immensely difficult, recovery is but one milestone of your journey as an addict. Entering sobriety

Establishing Your Personal Boundaries in Recovery
Addiction

Establishing Your Personal Boundaries in Recovery

Every person has their limits and comfort zones and the field of addiction recovery is no exception. Though addicts should challenge and push themselves past usual solace, they should not force themselves far beyond. Rather, they should discover for themselves how far they may be willing to go in different

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