These volunteers work for the welfare of the community by supporting the important work of your organization.
Topics: administration, family involvement, financial strategies, recovery-friendly, stigma
Be sure to tell them to focus more on the positive things their loved one is doing versus what s/he has done wrong in the past.
Topics: book plug, criminal courts, family involvement, opioids
By the time a client lands in treatment, it may be hard to tell whether their family relationships offer a potential asset or a problem set to address.
Topics: assessment, communication, family involvement, therapies and tools, treatment planning
It’s often difficult for family members to see the real extent and nature of the damage addiction has caused to themselves and the family.
Topics: defense mechanisms, enabling and provoking, family involvement, promoting recovery, relapse
What underlies these defenses is anxiety. We’re afraid of what we might find out.
Topics: adolescent addiction, defense mechanisms, family involvement
Too often our own hopes, dreams, and aspirations have been shunted aside.
Topics: co dependency, family involvement, maintaining sobriety, promoting recovery
Current research suggests that an optimal treatment episode is in the neighborhood of three months. That doesn’t mean it must be all in residence.
Topics: family involvement, finding the right treatment, getting help, referral
The family is operating under the misconception that folks in their town don’t know, when they already do.
Topics: family dysfunction, family involvement, stigma, toxic relationships
The goal of treatment is to maximize chances for a successful outcome. But ultimately, to drink or not to drink remains the alcoholic’s choice.
Topics: family involvement, finding the right treatment, identifying and measuring progress, outcomes, referral, relapse