three happy women laying in the grass addicted to love

What Are Some Tips to Confront a Loved One About Addiction with Love?

Loving someone does not disqualify them from hardship. Even more so, they are likely to experience hard times because they are not immune to the challenges of life, in spite of what may be a loving, caring, family. When someone is loved who deals with drug and alcohol addiction, they can struggle in spite of…

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How Can Compassion Help Family Members Support a Loved One with Addiction?

When people suffer from addiction, whether it be to drugs, alcohol, or some other form of addiction, partners also suffer alongside them. Family members, siblings, and loved ones also suffer. Compassion can help family members better support a loved one with addiction, even when their relationships may feel tenuous due to the nature of addiction.…

Intergenerational family sharing a meal

What Does Intergenerational Trauma Have to Do with Addiction? 

The effects of intergenerational trauma may be unseen to people in a family dynamic for quite some time. Once a person sees it for what it is, it is hard to go back and unsee it. Addiction can especially run in families as a behavioral pattern that may destroy generations. Being raised in the light…

wife supporting family member to give hope

These 5 Tips Can Help Family Members of Loved Ones with Addiction Find Hope

 Families can play an enormous role in supporting a loved one to seek help with addiction. When family stands alongside their loved one, they demonstrate their unconditional love for them and their ability to express hope for their journey. However, they sometimes get forgotten about in the midst of the loved one’s battle with addiction.…

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Why Family Boundaries Matter to Staying Healthy

Addiction can take hold of people and make them different than loved ones remember. Families are impacted by the addiction more than others because they spend the most time with the person. More often than not, a person with addiction can create negative influence and harm people’s lives due to addiction. Boundaries are one way…

man laughing with his partner to support him through recovery

What Does it Mean to Support a Loved One Through Recovery?

Helping a loved one through addiction, then recovery, is no easy feat. It may even feel like a mountain that is too high to climb at times. When looking for rehab, it is important to recognize the signs a person needs help and what will best support their journey. There are inpatient and outpatient programs,…

How Can my Family Help me in Recovery?

After a successful treatment process at an addiction treatment facility, many individuals mistakenly think their road to recovery has been completed. Unfortunately, however, things are not quite that easy. After initial treatment, an individual is reintroduced to the outside world, and the sights, sounds, triggers, and temptations that were not a part of the treatment…

How Can Family Help a Loved One Suffering from Addiction or Alcoholism?

Addiction is a family disease. When a loved one is suffering from addiction or alcoholism, the entire family suffers as a result. Living with a loved one in the throes of active addiction can cause untold amounts of stress, anger, resentment, and fear. If the familial relationships are to be mended, recovery is necessary—for the…