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5 Tips to Help Your Loved One Quit Drinking

An alcohol use disorder doesn’t just affect the person drinking. It also affects the person’s friends and even their family. When it comes to dynamics, mental and physical health, finances, and overall stability, removing alcohol from the equation can help your family turn the corner. If you’re ready to take the first step to a…

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How Family Plays a Role in Addiction

If you or someone you care about is going through a substance use disorder, you’ll notice that the experience affects communication levels, erodes long-earned trust, and damages friend and family dynamics. That’s why many addiction treatments include family therapy programs. To find out more about how family and addiction affect each other, as well as…

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Rebuilding Relationships After Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction changes lives. It impacts the way a person communicates, how he or she sees themselves, and how they interact with others. It is very common for relationships to suffer significant damage even if the members of that relationship want things to improve. When this happens, addiction therapy programs can help by…

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…