drug addiction and family

Drug Addiction and Family

Addiction is an extraordinarily heavy burden to bear, no matter who you are. When you’re facing a substance abuse disorder or chemical dependency, it can be difficult to know where to turn or how to get help. Addiction can be very isolating. However, the effects of substance abuse are not only on the individual with…

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Living with Addiction

Substance use disorder can affect people from every walk of life without discrimination. Addiction doesn’t care who you are or where you came from, although some experiences and information may put you at higher risk of substance abuse. When you begin abusing substances, it can be easy to believe that you won’t develop an addiction.…

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Rebuilding Relationships After Rehab

Drugs and alcohol damage more than your mind and body. Often, those you love become collateral damage throughout the cycle of addiction. Although it’s one of the most important tasks following addiction recovery, rebuilding relationships after rehab can seem daunting. Unfortunately, loved ones often become embroiled in codependent relationships that contribute to your addiction. At…

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How Does Family Support Therapy Help Families Dealing with an Addicted Loved One?

Sometimes, people don’t understand why it is so hard for those who use substances to simply stop using. They may assume that the individual has no will power or is apathetic. Family and friends could be struggling with conflicting feelings of care, love, and hope, but also feelings of resentment, mistrust, or guilt. The delicate…

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Addressing Addiction with Family

Talking about addiction to the family is challenging and can be upsetting. In other words, addiction and family are a difficult combination, but the following article will offer some advice on how to start talking about addiction with loved ones. Contact Oceanfront Recovery today to start learning about ways to address addiction. Addiction and Family…

family programming meeting for loved one suffering from addiction

What is Family Programming for Loved Ones of Those with Addiction? 

Family programming is an activity that supports loved ones of those in rehab. It brings everyone together and offers them a bigger picture of what life can look like when they work together for the benefit of the person in rehab. Addiction impacts the entire family, so including them is crucial to the process. To…

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Why Family Therapy Can Build Up Your Recovery

Family therapy is only one component of a healthy recovery program for some people. It may not be for everyone, but it is a means of incorporating loved ones into a process that supports their healing as well as that of the loved one. Enabling behaviors and other challenges of working in a family system…