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Starting That Important Conversation with Someone Struggling with Addiction

Most people are unable to get help and start the treatment and recovery process from their addictions on their own. It often requires the intervention of loved ones and friends to start the process. While this first conversation with that addicted loved one will be difficult, here are some general and specific guidelines on how …

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The Messenger: Talking to Children About Another Adult’s Recovery

When a parent is going through recovery for an addiction the emotional toll it takes on the family is different from when the family member was in the throes of addiction. Despite these differences, the recovery process is no less difficult. When there are children involved that are old enough to understand that something is …

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A Basic Guide to Loving an Addict

Even under the best of circumstances, loving someone requires strength, honesty, self-reflection, objectivity and patience among other hard won mental and emotional attributes. Loving someone in the throes of addiction can be even more challenging requiring you to call on these attributes within yourself in different and often more challenging ways. Although a comprehensive guide …

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