Choosing Your Friends Wisely in Recovery

When you returned from addiction treatment, you most likely made it a point to rid your new lifestyle of any and all things that would influence you to use again, including certain friends. Aside from their potential to cause danger to your recovery, old friends  may not have much in common with you anymore. So, … Continued

4 Ways to Support Your Loved One’s Recovery During the Holidays

The holidays are often a time for joy and celebration, but for many people in recovery the holidays can also bring stress, fear, and relapse. It is important to find the right balance that allows you to enjoy the season without jeopardizing your loved one’s recovery. Practice Open Communication One of the biggest concerns that … Continued

How to Talk to Your Loved One About Your Addiction

Telling your loved ones that you are struggling with substance abuse can be difficult. These are some tips to help you be better prepared for this important conversation.  

Why You Also Matter in Your Loved One’s Recovery

In case of emergency, put your oxygen mask on first before helping others. This is true when it comes to airplanes, and it is true when it comes to dealing with addiction. You might think it sounds selfish to think about yourself while your loved one is struggling with an alcohol or drug addiction, but … Continued

10 Things To Expect From a Nar-Anon Meeting

The Nar-Anon Family Group is a long standing worldwide fellowship that supports those affected by someone’s addiction. Its goal is to help family members understand that they cannot control the addicted person or their addiction. It focuses on helping family members practice self-care and realize the importance of their own well-being However, in the face … Continued