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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

Integrating Family Therapy Into Your Treatment Plan

Integrating Family Therapy Into Your Treatment Plan

Are you thinking of getting more family members involved in your or a loved one’s recovery journey? This desire is natural because family members can offer the kind of emotional support necessary for successful, long-term recovery. Family therapy can also help address issues within the family that may have contributed to substance use disorder (SUD) … Read more

How Codependency Appears With Addiction

How Codependency Appears With Addiction

Codependence is a behavioral pattern characterized by over-reliance on or over-attachment to another person. It can be understood as a relationship addiction. Because people with substance use disorder (SUD) often find it challenging to build and maintain healthy relationships and have fallen prey to chemical dependency, relational codependence often co-occurs with substance addiction. Dual Disorders: … Read more

Getting Your Family Involved While You Are in Residential Rehab

Getting Your Family Involved While You Are in Residential Rehab

Everyone needs support from family members. This is especially true when you are in addiction recovery. Your family is your baseline support system that helps you stay motivated and maintain progress. The importance of family support is why many treatment centers encourage families to get involved in their loved one’s recovery journey. Many facilities offer … Read more