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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.

the number ten made out of wood - children of alcoholics
Adult Children of Alcoholics When children grow up in a home where one or both parents or caregivers struggles with active alcohol addiction, each day can bring chaos, fear, uncertainty, or sadness. They may be exposed to violence, arguments, abandonment, abuse, or neglect. Children of alcoholics learn they are never the priority. Instead of being...
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overhead shot of volunteers packing food items - giving back
You have gone through detox and completed your addiction treatment program. And you put in the hard work needed to achieve sobriety and feel committed to the work required to sustain it. You are healthier, happier, and feeling grateful. Feeling gratitude is part of recovery. It makes you want to help others and give back...
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young couple looking at laptop and papers together - FMLA
Addiction to drugs or alcohol is a complicated chronic brain disease. It changes the brain’s chemistry, affecting the brain’s systems of reward/pleasure, decision-making, learning, self-control, and stress. Substance use disorder (SUD) affects millions of people in the United States. Unfortunately, many of these people are afraid to seek treatment because they fear losing their job....
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cute man and woman embracing after she receives flowers for Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day in Recovery Valentine’s Day is a day when many people show their significant other they love and appreciate them. Chocolates, flowers, and romantic dinners with wine or champagne are often part of the celebration. But if you or your loved one is in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, especially if newly...
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middle age man sitting in bookstore or library reading a book - addiction recovery
Recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction is a lifelong process that requires making healthy choices every day. Achieving lasting sobriety takes vigilance, commitment, and motivation. In times of discouragement, it can feel especially helpful to hear the stories of others who are in recovery. To that end, we offer below a selection of books...
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group of young adult friends ice skating during the holidays
The holidays are meant to be a time of celebration and joy, of getting together with family and friends. For most people, the celebrations also come with moments of anxiety and stress. But for anyone recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction, the holiday season might be much less about joy and much more about...
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pretty young woman signing the number seven with her hands against a pink background - myths
What Are Myths? One definition of myth is a false belief held by many people. When it comes to addiction and recovery, myths are harmful to everyone involved. Only when people understand the truth about substance abuse, addiction, and recovery can long-term healing begin. We offer below seven common addiction myths and the realities behind...
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shot from inside a canoe of woman rowing on beautiful clear river water - sobriety
With COVID-19 vaccines becoming more widely available and pandemic-related restrictions easing more each day, many people are busy making summer travel plans. A vacation can be a chance to make special memories with loved ones, but you don’t want to put your sobriety and the progress you’ve made in your recovery journey at risk. Set...
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