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Families in Recovery

Families in Recovery |

Here you will find blog articles that have been written on the topic of families in recovery. Addiction is a family disease, and all can recover.

Tips for Supporting a Loved One in Recovery
Recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction is a journey that can be challenging, not just for the person in recovery but also for their loved ones. As a family member or friend of someone in addiction recovery, it is important to provide support and encouragement to help them stay on track and achieve their...
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creative - creative arts - creative arts therapy - therapy - recovery
Creative arts is the umbrella term that describes a group of artistic activities that allow people to use their creativity and imagination to express their feelings and ideas in different mediums, such as art, music, crafts, and movement. Creative arts therapy uses a wide spectrum of art forms to treat a range of medical, mental...
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breathing, urge, urge surfing, recovery, drug treatment, therapy
Being in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction includes many challenges. Learning how to manage cravings is one of the main ones. One popular management technique for cravings is urge surfing. What is the Difference Between Urges and Cravings? In recovery, especially in the early stages, people have intense cravings to continue using their...
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Residential Treatment, Residential Treatment Program for Drugs and Alcohol, inpatient residential treatment, Residential Treatment, social, sober, friends, sobriety, drug recovery, rehab
Are you feeling anxious and wondering if you can hang out with friends in a social setting while staying sober? If you are new to recovery, you will want to avoid any situation that could be a trigger and put you at risk for relapse. Being well-prepared, having a strong system of support, and making...
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Hobbies , friends, video games, hobbies, fun, recovery, sober
Boredom is a leading cause of relapse, especially for those new to addiction recovery who may find themselves adrift without the friends they used to drink or use drugs with. When you do not have any hobbies or don’t know what to do with your time, thoughts can quickly turn to cravings for substances. But...
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friends, hug, hugging, happy, friend, move forward, forgive
According to step nine of the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, it is important to make amends to anyone you may have wronged during active addiction. An exception to this step is if making amends would cause injury or harm to the person or others. Once you learn to accept what your addiction to alcohol...
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family, holidays, holiday gift, hugging, christmas tree
Are you stuck on a holiday gift idea for someone special who is in recovery from addiction? You may hope to get them something meaningful that shows your support of their journey. In this week’s post, we offer our favorite gift ideas to consider this holiday season that can let the sober person in your...
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Thanksgiving Sober, Thanksgiving family eating drinking sober
Thanksgiving can be a challenge if you are newly sober. With an abundance of food and drinks at the table, the temptation to drink alcohol or use substances may often be too much to handle. But if you are prepared with the right tools and have a strong system of support, you have a good...
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Forgiveness in Recovery, forgive friends family recovery happy together
A lasting recovery from addiction requires a willingness to forgive. Forgiving yourself or others is often difficult and may take repeated attempts, but the benefits of forgiveness include a sense of freedom, confidence, and hope that will help you thrive in sobriety. Not Forgiving Can Cause Harm While in Recovery During your addiction, you may...
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Exercise in Addiction, exercise addiction recovery treatment
When a person is recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction, following a regular exercise routine is essential. Yet the power of exercising regularly to help maintain sobriety is often underestimated. Exercise has a positive effect physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. Here are eight of the numerous benefits of regular exercise for someone in addiction...
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