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Families in Recovery

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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.

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. Eight Benefits of Exercise in Addiction Recovery Here are eight of the numerous benefits...
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Books on Mindfulness, young woman yoga mindfulness recovery program
Being in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction is a commitment to yourself that you have to reaffirm every day. The more coping tools and skills you have, the better your chances of maintaining sobriety. One essential skill is mindfulness, which involves being fully immersed, without judgment or anxiety, in each moment. Mindfulness in...
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beautiful little Black girl with long hair getting ice cream at a summer carnival with her parents
Summer Is Here! Although, if you are in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, summer might also make you nervous. Family relationships might still hold tension, and certain events and places may trigger cravings for drugs or alcohol. So how can you make this summer a time to strengthen family bonds and create happy...
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attractive young man in a baseball cap and flannel shirt leans his head against the outside window of a shop - dry drunk syndrome
When a person with an alcohol addiction becomes sober, it is a major achievement. But it is only the first step to long-lasting sobriety. Remaining sober takes a strong commitment and hard work each day. Those in early recovery must continue to address the mindset and behaviors that led to their addiction. If they do...
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shadowed shot of extremely distraught woman with a gauze bandage wrapped around one wrist - PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects people emotionally and mentally. It causes them to have nightmares and experience unwanted memories. They deal with severe anxiety and have difficulty functioning in their daily life. Many people struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder try to get relief from symptoms by using alcohol or drugs. What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder...
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Addiction Treatment with Family Therapy in Indiana, Family Therapy: Eleven Benefits for Addiction Treatment, number eleven on bright turquoise stucco building - family therapy
Indiana Family Therapy for Addiction Treatment You may have heard the expression “addiction is a family disease.” When a family member struggles with a substance use disorder, everyone in the family unit suffers. Addiction puts the overall health and well-being of every family member in jeopardy. Relationships may be strained or broken. However, with addiction...
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Giving Back , 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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FMLA: Using the Family Medical Leave Act for Addiction Treatment, Family and Medical Leave Act and Addiction Treatment, leave of absence for addiction treatment, 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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