It is not always about having the right words to say, but asking the right questions and giving the space to answer with vulnerability.
Topics: communication, promoting recovery
It’s difficult, perhaps impossible, for them to fully separate the behavior from the person. So in recovery, they may cling to resentments from the distant past.
Topics: co dependency, family dysfunction, maintaining sobriety, promoting recovery
Many addicts think they can control their drinking. While they may be able to stop, simply quitting is different from a lasting, internal change.
Topics: communication, intervention, promoting recovery
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
Recovery is not only good for the individual but also good for the nation’s health and economy.
Topics: promoting recovery, recovery-friendly, research
If we have been or are in the addict’s path, we have dealt with having to compromise.
Topics: co dependency, communication, family, promoting recovery
Instead of becoming inspired to turn his life around, he seems to have figured, “OK, crisis averted. Let’s go get a beer.”
Topics: client engagement and motivation, MAT, prescription medications, promoting recovery
Too often our own hopes, dreams, and aspirations have been shunted aside.
Topics: co dependency, family involvement, maintaining sobriety, promoting recovery
Recovery-friendly communities encourage education, provide support for open communications, and reject assumptions that perpetuate stigma.
Topics: maintaining sobriety, promoting recovery, recovery support groups, stigma, systems
That’s because he’s better, but he’s still a long way from well.
Topics: addiction and the brain, disease, promoting recovery