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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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If a Loved One Has Depression, How Can a Partner Support Them?

Loving someone with depression is challenging, especially when you are unable to help them. It can be frustrating when your partner is not just depressed, but due to depression is irritable, angry, or withdrawn. There are many ways to support a loved one with the right time and patience.  Patience Patience is a virtue, and…

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,…

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How Do I Avoid Body Shaming?

Everyday it seems we are told how we should look, act, or think. It is a matter of culture that tells us all the time through marketing and other means how we should cultivate a certain lifestyle, dress a certain way, or work to hide ‘imperfections,’ without knowing who we are or what we need.…

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The Fight Against Stress in Addiction Recovery Requires Support

Researchers have been looking at ways to fight stress in addiction recovery. One of the key elements to fighting back against stress is to get the right support. The study looked at the role of the brain’s stress system in alcoholism in regards to negative aspects of alcohol withdrawal. Find out what they discovered and…

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How Do I Encourage a Loved One to Go to Recovery?

Getting admitted to rehab is scary for most people. Many are afraid to think of being away from family and making a huge change in their life. Change is hard no matter what, but communicating how hard it makes it worse for some people. Loved ones don’t always want to listen to one another, especially…

Hidden Dangers and Relapse Triggers You May Not See Coming

Recovery can be a challenge with so many new ways to look at life from a sober lens. It requires your full attention and energy to get through. When one person devotes time to getting sober, recovery goes smoothly but not everyone will experience this. The whole thing can fall apart quickly if you become…

When Will Fear Stop Controlling My Life?

Fear is an emotion every human being has but we are taught to fear the emotion of fear itself. Sometimes people teach others to stuff it down, pretend the feeling does not exist. That just leads to bigger problems. Tackling your fear and getting a grip on it is more than just acknowledging that it…

What Can the Family Do to Support a Loved One with Addiction?

Millions of Americans struggle with addiction with family members falling right behind. When you experience addiction, your family comes along for the ride. It is important to have some guidelines when dealing with a loved one who has addiction because it is a difficult situation to cope with alone. Families can do a great deal…