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Different Types of Family Therapy

Different Types of Family Therapy

For substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, different types of therapies must be explored for each individual. This is because every person comes into treatment with different problems, disorders, and life experiences. Due to this, treatment must be individualized. One of the leading interventions for substance abuse is different types of family therapy. Each person comes … Read more

7 Reasons Why You May Need to Consider Family Therapy

7 Reasons Why You May Need to Consider Family Therapy

Many recovering individuals face challenging family dynamics. To some, family crises of one kind or another may be the root cause of their addiction. During recovery, these unhealthy family dynamics may create stress and trigger a relapse. Recovery is a wake-up call that asks the entire family to pause, reflect, and modify their ways. Family … 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

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

How Do You Mitigate the Negative Effects of Your Addiction on Family Members?

How Do You Mitigate the Negative Effects of Your Addiction on Family Members?

Substance use disorder (SUD) doesn’t just affect the person experiencing it; it affects whole families. Those dealing with SUD need to understand the family as a social system when it comes to their disorder. While the family might have been the place where substance use originated, it is also a space for ultimate healing. What … Read more

Family Dynamics and Triggers During the Holidays

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Does the holiday season tend to bring you extra stress rather than joy? Do you fear emotional triggers during family reunions because of some strained relationships? Maybe you find this year’s holiday expectations particularly challenging if you have just entered early sobriety. The holidays might present many festive opportunities for drinking or peer pressures to … Read more

Can You Overcome Genetics in Addiction?

Why are some people more likely to become addicted while others are not? Does this have to do with genetics? For years, scientists have discussed the biological link between genetics and their influence on addiction. Thanks to more recent genome sequencing techniques, there is more information to help shed light on the connection between genetics … Read more