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5 Tips for Repairing Relationships During Early Sobriety

5 Tips for Repairing Relationships During Early Sobriety

Addiction is a chronic disease that can negatively affect a person’s health, quality of life, and social relationships. While many people understand these effects, not everyone realizes that addiction may become the root of family and other relational dysfunctions. The battle with addiction can leave a trail of damaged relationships. However, with the right kind … Read more

How Can You Prevent Children With Depression From Developing Substance Use Disorder?

How Can You Prevent Children With Depression From Developing Substance Use Disorder?

If you are a parent who is concerned about the possibility of your children developing substance use disorder (SUD), you can implement preventative measures. This starts with paying attention to their mental health. Mental illnesses like depression can be risk factors for future substance use. Mental Illness as a Risk Factor for Substance Use The … Read more

How Can I Repair My Marriage During Recovery?

How Can I Repair My Marriage During Recovery?

When a spouse develops substance addiction, even the strongest marriages can experience challenges. There can also be long-lasting damages, including distrust, loss of intimacy, financial troubles, and toxic relationship dynamics. Recovery is a second chance for you to work on your marriage following addiction. Impacts of Addiction on Marriage It takes commitment, support, honesty, and … Read more

Overcoming Co-Dependency in Relationships During Recovery

Overcoming Co-Dependency in Relationships During Recovery

What is co-dependency? Why is it harmful? Do you know how to identify co-dependent relationships? Unfortunately, many people with substance use disorder (SUD) develop co-dependent relationships long before they realize it. Co-dependency is not conducive to sustainable recovery because it reinforces unhealthy relationship dynamics. Individuals in recovery must learn to stop co-dependent behaviors if they … Read more

Setting Boundaries for Healthy Relationships During Recovery

Setting Boundaries for Healthy Relationships During Recovery

Recovery is a time for individuals to surround themselves with positive people who support their decision to become sober. To achieve and maintain this goal, good boundary-keeping is critical. The importance of good boundary-keeping when rebuilding healthy relationships cannot be overstated. To keep up one’s progress in sobriety, one may need to distance oneself from … Read more

How Do I Care for a Spouse in Recovery?

How Do I Care for a Spouse in Recovery?

Substance addiction tends to rock family relationships. When a spouse is addicted to drugs or alcohol, your marriage may enter a phase of turmoil. Luckily, because substance addiction is a treatable disease, there is always hope. If you support a spouse through recovery, expect a significant learning curve, but know that healing is possible. What … Read more