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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

man in gray suit jacket holding white ceramic mug during family dinner

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

Breaking Generational Dysfunction

Families are places where loving relationships and trust are meant to flourish. However, in reality, destructive patterns abound in families, and some get passed down from one generation to the next. Tragically, dysfunction in one generation can beget dysfunctions in the next.  Unfortunately, the human community continues to produce fractured families. However, this does not … Read more

Emotional Flatness: How to Restore Your Emotions

Do you remember a time when life used to feel like a rainbow full of bright colors? Or sometimes it can also feel like a roller coaster ride with emotional ups and downs? Have you noticed that your current emotional life is in a different place than before?  Instead of experiencing the natural, exciting waves … Read more